Mobility: "Shoulder Tap"
Open wide with arms back!
Tap and close--right on top then left on
Open wide with diagonals.
OBJECTIVE: Open front, back, & tops of
shoulders plus dynamic warm-up for shoulder/arm workouts.
upright and swing both arms across front of body while tapping each shoulder
with the opposite hand.
reach out and open arms wide then repeat as you change position of top arm
with each rep (right over left then left over right).
Do a few
reps opening straight across body then do alternating “diagonals” as you open
up in a ‘X’ pattern (right arm high with left arm low then right arm low with
left arm high).
5-10 total reps. At least the first 3 should be opening straight across
then go alternating diagonals.
Tips: A simple exercise that has become one of my
favorite dynamic arm warm ups before I lift hard. To get the most benefit,
make sure you reach out and really "open" after tapping each shoulder.
I've added a "diagonal" to the original version which is more challenging.
This exercise is intended for "normal healthy"
individuals. If you have an injury, or abnormal pain is present,
see your physician or a certified physical
therapist before continuing your exercises.
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