Arm Circles

Arm Circles – Warm-Up Exercise

This page provides details for a warm-up exercise known as Arm Circles. This shoulder stretching and warm-up exercise is also known as Shoulder Circles, Shoulder Rotations, etc. This exercise is used by martial arts students in order to warm up and stretch their shoulder and arm muscles.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional shoulder stretches (i.e. arm circles or the posterior shoulder stretch), please visit the page on shoulder stretches. For information on other stretches (i.e. hamstring or triceps stretches), please visit the main Martial Arts Stretching section.

Instructional Videos for Arm Circles