This post shows you a great shoulder mobility exercise called “Quadruped Shoulder Circles”. Shoulder pain is a common pain in our society. The causes can often be found quickly, students and workers are spending a lot of time in front of their computer or the mobile phone. The shoulders are pulled forward. In the long run, such a cramped posture can lead to tension and the pains mentioned above.
How to do it?
Go into the quadruped position. This is a position where both feet and hands touch the ground
Hands are under your shoulders
Knees are under your hips
Take a deep breath and build up tension in your whole body
Lift up one arm a bit from the ground
Move the arm in front of you forward and try to stretch the arm as far forward as possible
Continue the movement and circle as high as you can until you finish the movement with your starting position
Afterwards, do the same movement backwards
To get the best out of this exercise, try to reach as far as you can all the time with your arm.
Avoid any kind of rotation in your upper body. The only moved body part is your arm – in other words: Try to stay as strict as you can
This is not the most exhausting exercise. You can use it for warm up or as a part of your regeneration program. In the long turn, it also might relief tensions in your shoulder area.