Week 5: Tricep Stretch
by Trent Brooke, DPT
AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapist
Type of stretch: Static
Start by sitting or standing with your back straight. Raise your right arm overhead and bend it so your right hand touches the middle part of your upper back. Grab your right elbow with your left hand and gently pull down towards your left side. Hold when you feel a mild/moderate stretch in the shoulder. Repeat with both arms.
Why stretch the triceps?
Stretching the triceps regularly can help to avoid shoulder and other upper extremity injuries. It can also assist with improved circulation, flexibility, and posture. Stretching the triceps assists in reducing muscle soreness after an upper extremity workout or sport.