Arm Stretch

PURPOSE
» Stretches the arms and shoulders.

STARTING POSITION
With the handles adjusted to hand level walk forward until the arms reach up overhead.

MOVEMENT SEQUENCE
With the arms overhead lean into the ropes to stretch the front of the body and the arms. Engage the abdominals to support the lower back as the body stretches.

VARIATIONS
Single Arm Stretch - Reach with one arm into the rope. Bend the elbow of the other arm and allow the arm to lower.
Adding Lateral Rotation - From the Single Arm Stretch, side bend away from the stretch.
Adding Rotation - From the Single Arm Stretch rotate away from the stretch.