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Anterior Deltoid Shoulder Stretch

Anterior Deltoid Shoulder Stretch

The Anterior Deltoid Stretch focuses on improving flexibility of the anterior shoulder musculature – the deltoids.

It can be used to reduce the risk for tennis injuries and aid in the muscle recovery process.

Anterior Deltoid Stretch Recommendations

Therefore the anterior deltoid stretch is often included in the tennis strength and conditioning program such as during the post-workout or match static stretching routine.

You want to use a wall or an object to perform the anterior deltoid stretch because you need to hold onto it.

Now to get started, position yourself perpendicular to the wall and raise the arm behind you and alongside the wall.

Hold the stretch in this position for about 45 seconds before you switch sides. You should feel the stretch in the anterior part of your shoulder.

Voila, you just did the anterior deltoid stretch.

This is also a great time to relax mentally. Either close your eyes and focus on your breathing or you can also listen to relaxing music.

After you are finished stretching out you should feel relaxed and ready for a good massage!

Anterior Deltoid Stretch Description Summary

Anterior Deltoid Shoulder Stretch
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  1. Stand perpendicular to a wall/object; shoulder faces wall/object
  2. Horizontally abduct shoulder to 90˚, extend elbow and supinate hand position; raise arm behind the torso until hand is in line with shoulder; palm of the hand touches the wall/object
  3. Maintain neutral pelvic and spine position; push chest out; look forward
  4. Hold stretch for 45 seconds

Targeted Musculature

  • Anterior deltoid

Deltoideus posterior

Other Shoulder Stretches For You

Apart from the anterior stretch we have some other stretches for you that target the muscles acting on the shoulder or simply click on them to learn more or watch the videos:

Posterior Deltoid Stretch
Pectoralis Stretch
Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

Training Zone

We provide you with some more workouts and training tips you may be interested in to optimize your training.

Also, make sure that you warm up properly before and stretch out after your training session.