The 5 Best Arm Stretches You Can Do Basically Anywhere

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    The 5 Best Arm Stretches You Can Do Basically Anywhere

    Hello and welcome to another edition of, “Everything hurts and I’m dying.” Today, we’re talking about your tired, sore, often ignored upper bod, or, more specifically, your arms.

    Maybe you’ve been doing bicep curls and tricep dips like it’s your damn job. Or maybe you just really regret helping your friend move last weekend. Either way, setting aside a few minutes to give your limbs the attention and recognition they deserve is going to make you feel a lot better.

    To help you high five again without wincing, Melody D. of Obé, the iconic live and on-demand fitness platform, has created a super simple series of arm stretches you can do anytime you feel like your arms may or may not fall off.

    For each move below, do 1 to 2 sets of 3 reps, holding each rep for 5 seconds before moving to the next stretch. Got it? Awesome. Let’s get you bendy again!

    Wrist Stretch

    Step 1: Extend your right arm straight out in front of you at shoulder height with your palm facing up.

    Step 2: Use your opposite hand to press your right fingertips and palm towards the floor. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to start. That is one rep. Perform 3 reps on the right and left sides.

    Crossbody Stretch

    Step 1: Extend your right arm straight in front of your body then cross it over to the left side at shoulder height.

    Step 2: Use your left arm to lightly push your right upper arm toward your left shoulder. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to start. That is one rep. Perform 3 reps on the right and left sides.

    Triceps Stretch

    Extend your right arm straight overhead so that your upper arm is next to your ear. Bend your right elbow, reaching fingertips towards your shoulder blades. Grab your right elbow with your left hand, gently pulling it inward to assist with the stretch. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to start. That is one rep. Perform 3 reps on the right and left sides.

    Neck Release

    Step 1: Wrap your right arm over your head, reaching your fingertips towards your left ear.

    Step 2: Use your right arm to gently pull your head towards your right shoulder. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to start. That is one rep. Perform 3 reps on the right and left sides.

    Chest Opener

    Step 1: Interlace your fingers behind your back. Pulling your shoulders down away from your ears, squeeze your shoulder blades together as you draw your arms down and away from your body.

    Step 2: Let your head gently release backward. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to start. That is one rep.

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    Published at Tue, 02 Nov 2021 19:32:00 +0000

    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/a38036569/best-arm-stretches/

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