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How to Liberate Your Shoulders by Stretching Your Lats and Posterior Shoulder Region

Here are some variations on how to lengthen your lats and posterior shoulder region, thereby optimizing your shoulder mobility.

Your lats and the many tissues that make up your posterior shoulder region - including your posterior deltoid fibers, infraspinatus, teres minor, teres major, and even heads of your triceps muscle - can restrict shoulder and scapular mobility if hypertonic from poor posture, overuse, or even lack of use.

Stretching this area at least a few times a week is generally beneficial to shoulder and even spinal mobility.

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When you say "Whatever side you are rotating to, it's the other side that has palm up." In the video, it appears that you are rotating towards the palm up side. Please clarify. Thank you.

Dear Wendy,

Thank you for your question, we are happy to help. You will rotate towards the arm that has palm down. For example: Right arm palm down, left arm palm up, rotate towards the right.

We hope this helps!

Client Care Manager