Advanced arm stretches you should try

October 2, 2015

Designed for the active individual, these arm stretches are a great way to challenge yourself in your daily routine. Give them a try today!

Advanced arm stretches you should try

A difficult stretch for the advanced workout routine

Rating: Hard

Perfect for people who:

  • Are seeking to tone their abs, back and legs
  • Are active on weekends
  • Used to play sports but now lack the time
  • Are seeking to lose weight
  • Have experience working out

Challenge yourself with an overhead grasp and bend

This exercise stretches triceps and sides.

  1. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Extend your left arm overhead, bend the elbow, and reach down the middle of your back with your left hand, pointing your elbow toward the ceiling.
  2. Keep your shoulders down as you gently grasp your left elbow with your right hand and push it as far as comfortably possible into a deeper stretch. Hold, then switch sides.

Try the self-hug for great results

This exercise stretches upper back.

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Wrap your arms around the front of your body as if you were giving yourself a hug, grasping the backs of your shoulders with your hands.
  2. Keeping your torso steady, relax your upper back and shoulders and let your head hang forward as far as comfortably possible.

Continue your workout with open arms

This exercise stretches biceps, forearms and chest.

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Slowly raise your arms out to the sides until they reach shoulder level.
  2. Then, with your palms facing forward, gently stretch your arms behind you, keeping them just slightly below shoulder level.
  3. When you've pulled back as far as comfortably possible, bend your wrists back until you feel a stretch in the fronts of your arms.

Finish a wall stretch the right way

This exercise stretches chest and shoulders.

  1. Stand next to a wall and raise your left arm, pressing your hand and forearm against it.
  2. Slowly rotate your body toward the opposite shoulder until you feel a stretch across your chest and in your shoulder. Hold, then repeat on the other side.

Give these difficult arm stretches a try today. You might be surprised by the satisfying results!

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