The Posterior Deltoid Shoulder Stretch improves flexibility of the posterior shoulder musculature.

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The posterior deltoid stretch is one of the essential static stretching exercises to avoid shoulder injuries.

Add the posterior deltoid stretch into your regular stretching routine to reduce the the risk for injury at the shoulder and support the muscle recovery process, especially after upper-body pulling workouts or intense forehand hitting sessions.

Posterior Deltoid Stretch Description Summary

Posterior Deltoid Stretch

Posterior Deltoid Stretch

  1. Horizontally adduct the shoulder at 90˚
  2. Move other arm underneath and flex the elbow to hold position of the horizontally adducted arm
  3. Maintain neutral pelvic and spine position; push chest out; look forward
  4. Hold stretch for 45 seconds

Targeted Musculature

  • Posterior deltoid

Deltoideus posterior

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