Rhomboids and Trapezius

Posted by DerekBB
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 10:30am filed under Cardio - Home Activities

Calories Burned:  68 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)

Rhomboids and Trapezius

 This is a great stretch for the shoulder and upper-back muscles that are so heavily used in climbing vertical and overhanging walls.

 1. From a standing position, bring one arm across your chest until the hand rests on your opposite shoulder. Maintain the bent elbow at chest level so that your arm is parallel to the floor.

 2. With your other hand, grasp behind the bent elbow from below.

 3. Pull on the bent elbow across your chest until you feel tension in the shoulder and upper back.

 4. Hold the stretch for ten seconds. Release for a few seconds before repeating for twenty seconds more.

 5. You can stretch the shoulder muscles more completely by slowly working the bent elbow up and down a few inches from the horizontal position.

 6. Repeat this stretch with your other arm.

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