HOW TO ADD ARMS TO YOUR STRETCH – PART 3

HOW TO ADD ARMS TO YOUR STRETCH – PART 3

How to add arms to your stretch – Part 3 of the Head-To-Toe Stretching series is pretty simple. When you stretch your shoulders in the way instructed in Shoulder Stretches Simple Moves you indeed are also stretching your arms. Of course you cannot stretch your shoulders without your arms being impacted and vice versa.

Today we will add in a very basic move that will help with stretching biceps, triceps and forearms muscle groups. Please remember to follow all the rules of safe stretching that were in Part -1. Better Health Channel also has a great post on safe stretching which can be helpful.

SIMPLE ARM STRETCHING

Stand tall, shoulders back, chest out OR tall in a chair, shoulders back chest out. Put your right arm out in front of you, extended, but do not lock your elbow. Position your fingers gently up towards the ceiling and back towards your body. Gently, very gently, pull your fingers in towards your body with your left hand. You will feel this stretch all the way down the back side of your arm.

Now, position your fingers so they are pointing towards the floor. Once again, very gently, pull your fingers in towards your body with your left hand. Now you will stretch all the muscles on the top side of your arm. One move is flexion and the other is extension. These opposite moves will work all the tiny muscle fibres in your arm.

You need to repeat this move with your left arm. Again standing tall, first flex your hand up and stretch and then extend your hand down and stretch. You can repeat these and hold for 30 seconds each stretch. Remember to breathe!

Stretching is essential to remaining flexible and living a livefatandfit lifestyle. By maintaining the flexibility of your muscles you will maintain practical fitness. Practical fitness is best described as one’s ability to execute daily activities with peak performance, something important to us all.

Much luck as you continue to build your stretching practice. Please ask questions if you have them by emailing me at lmfvella@livefatandfit.com.

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