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Stretch It: Pulling Elbow Deltoid Stretch

If hours of raking leaves or strength training have given you sore outer shoulders, here's a simple stretch you should try. It's a variation of this basic deltoid stretch.

To learn how to do this

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  • Begin with your feet hips-width distance apart. Bend your right arm and hold onto it with your left hand just above your right elbow.
  • Now use your left hand to pull your right elbow down and toward the left, twisting your upper torso as much as you can without moving your feet.
  • Hold for thirty seconds and then switch sides.

If this wasn't enough for you, here are some more shoulder stretches to try out.

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
this is one of those stretches that you don't think will do a lot but when you do it you realize how tense you were and things are so much better.
nancita nancita 8 years
I'm so glad you posted this because honestly, I am not liking my current deltoid stretch.
apettit apettit 8 years
i'm loving this stretch!!!
apettit apettit 8 years
i'm loving this stretch!!!
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