Shoulder Extension means to be able to bring your arms behind your body. Often people confuse the shoulder flexion and shoulder extension.
- Dropping down into a narrow elbow dips is a shoulder extension,
- so is chambering the hand on the ribs for a karate style punch.
Being able to bring the arms well behind the body is valuable to many athletes. Those include combatants, such as wrestlers, grapplers, etc. Dancers and gymnasts need shoulder extension, as well softball players among others.
Issues Related to Lack of Shoulder Extension Flexibility
Lacking shoulder extension ability in the shoulder joint often transfers into the upper back and neck, as well as into the scapula and clavicle. As the results injuries to those structures are common.
How to Get Flexible
A common way to obtain shoulder flexibility is to try to clasp the hands behind you, put against static object or have a friend forcefully pull the arms. Those methods take a long time to work, and are rather dangerous. This program utilizes the kinesilogical stretching techniques to focus on various actions in the shoulder extension to quickly and effortlessly increase range of motion.
Overhead Shoulder Flexibility or Shoulder Flexion Stretching. Overhead range of motion is a must for a countless number of sports. From weight lifting to basketball, from tennis to gymnastics, from wrestling to swimming, the list goes on.
Being able to stretch the shoulder abductors and extensors, as well as scapula inferior rotators allows the arm to come up to at least vertical line. In many cases more than 180 degree is needed, in throwing sports for example, such as javelin, football and baseball. Same applied to serves in volleyball and rocket sports.
Issues Related to Lack of Shoulder Flexion
Since a downward arm movement is very powerful, many muscles work in various ranges. They all need to be stretched properly. Majority of athletes try to get the overhead movement by pulling the arm overhead or worst behind the head, as hard as they can. This is rather painful and more often than not causes chronic inflammation in various tissues, including biceps tendon and suprispinatus tendon.
How to Get Flexible
Our proven program isolates each muscle of the shoulder joint and of the shoulder girdle. Every muscle action is used against it's own action to quickly create space. The whole procedure is fast and free of stretch reflex pain.