Standing Shoulder External Rotation Stretch – Dowel

  • HOW: Start in a standing position. One hand holds the dowel in front of you and the other hand holds the dowel with your thumb pointing towards the ground, elbow up in the front, and the dowel applying some pressure on the outside of that shoulder. Use the lower hand to push your other hand out creating a rotational stretch in the shoulder. 
  • FEEL: You should feel a stretch in your shoulder muscles. 
  • COMPENSATION: Keep the elbow that is up bent to form an “L” shape to ensure proper stretching. Don’t lean back as you stretch, stay straight up with your body.

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