Shoulder Stretches

List of Shoulder Stretches

Here are a variety of shoulder stretches used by martial arts students. These stretches are useful for martial arts students who do a lot of grapplingthrows and/or punching. These shoulder stretches work primarily on the deltoid muscles. However, depending on the stretch, they can also help to stretch a person’s arms, chest and back. Shoulder stretches should also be done before any shoulder strength training exercise such as a shoulder press.

All stretches should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches page.

WikiFlexibility & Stretching Books

Shoulder Stretches – with written and/or video instructions

Instructional Videos for Shoulder Stretches