Shoulders need pushing and pulling from a lot of directions to stay healthy. We usually don’t give them what they need though. Now most of us have extremely limited shoulders compared to what they should be. Luckily there are simple things you can do to restore your shoulder range of motion.
Restoring Shoulder Mobility
As I’ve said many times before, the human body is a use it or lose it machine. If you’re not taking things through their native range of motion then your mobility will gradually decrease. All we’re doing today is reversing that process. With these two easy exercises, you can start to slowly improve your shoulder mobility.
I recommend you have something to rest your head on since this lets you relax your neck. But other than that you really don’t need anything other than enough space to move. And because these exercises are so low intensity you almost can’t do them too much.
Both of these mobility exercises also make great warm-ups for more intense upper body movements as well. It’s always a good idea to practice good movement patterns before working on more complex patterns.