Stretch of the Week: Arm Circles
By JD Field, DPT
AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapist
Stretch Type: Dynamic
How to Perform: Start by standing tall with your arms at your sides. Perform one arm at a time. Begin by making small circles with your arms and progressively get bigger with your circles until you are performing circles as large as possible. Complete 10 circles at the top level, and repeat the cycle on the other arm.
Why Perform This Stretch: It is necessary to warm your muscles up in the motions that they will be working. Swimming, racquet sports, and all throwing sports incorporate these overhead motions at faster paces.
Please note: Work from small to large circles at a comfortable pace.