Shoulders

This simple movement can tell you a lot about the range of motion in your shoulders. To do this test stretch, follow these steps:

1. Stand up tall with your back straight, your abdominals lifted, your shoulders down, and your arms to your side.

2. Inhale and as you exhale lift your right arm straight forward, moving it as far overhead as you can (Figure 3-2).

Remember to keep your shoulders down and don't let your back arch. Stop moving if you feel pain in your shoulder.

3. Make a note on your Flexibility Self-Evaluation Worksheet at what place on the clock face your hand points.

4. Repeat this stretch with your left arm and mark your results on the worksheet.

Figure 3-2:

A flexibility test for your shoulders.

Figure 3-2:

A flexibility test for your shoulders.

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