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How to Build Pain-Free and Mobile Shoulders at Any Age

If you have a tendency to experience shoulder pain or stiffness, I recommend doing the stretches shown in the video above before getting out of bed.

If you aim to keep the back of your shoulders and elbows against the bed as you take your arms through the motions shown, you will effectively draw blood circulation to all of your rotator cuff muscles and tendons, as well as to the ligaments that surround your shoulder joints.

For a greater challenge, you can try doing these movements while standing against a wall, aiming to keep the back of your shoulders and elbows against the wall as you take your arms through all the ranges shown - this is what I recommend desk workers do at least a few times a day to counteract forward rounding of the shoulders that develops when we sit for long periods.


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