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Day 5: Beginner Shoulder Stretches & Exercises - Whole Body Wellness Challenge

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It's Shoulder Stretches & Exercises Day in my Whole Body Wellness Challenge for beginners! This real-time shoulder routine is simple, but effective in helping strengthen the shoulders & relieve pain. Buy a worksheet with this routine: https://www.askdoctorjo.com/wellness-challenge-shoulder-beginner-worksheet

Learn more about the 10-Day Whole Body Wellness Challenge and download a FREE calendar so you can follow along at: https://www.askdoctorjo.com/challenge

These shoulder stretches & exercises are also great for helping improve posture, decrease tightness, and improve overall flexibility. They are not only great for the shoulders, but they are also great for the neck and upper back.


Let’s begin with a quick 2 minute warm up to help get the muscles loose and ready to go. Shoulder circles, arm circles, shoulder squeezes, and seated Ts will help the muscles get ready for the routine.


After the warm up, isometric exercises are a great way to activate the muscles, but not make big movements that might cause pain. Shoulder external rotation, internal rotation, bicep curl, and tricep isometrics will help activate the muscles around the neck to improve stability and decrease pain.


Then going into some full stretches with an upper trap stretch, levator scap stretch, and a prayer stretch/child’s pose will really help improve motion and decrease tight muscles.


Finally, shoulder flexion, abduction, and scaption are great exercises to work the muscles you have just lengthened and loosened up.

Congratulations on finishing Day 5 of my Whole Body Wellness Challenge. See you back here for Day 6: https://youtu.be/NZ642RHQLTA

More Ask Doctor Jo Videos:

Dr. Jo's Whole Body Wellness Challenge Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPS8D21t0eO8TIJCEKgYdrY1IaGex1Zgs

Shoulder Pain Treatment & Rehab Stretches:
https://youtu.be/DJvQ3ZGWUfQ?list=PLPS8D21t0eO_Ny9ors3aP4K1P_91a2-yw

Shoulder Pain Top 3 Exercises:
https://youtu.be/vbUm5rsPt5Y?list=PLPS8D21t0eO_Ny9ors3aP4K1P_91a2-yw

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Day 5: Beginner Shoulder Stretches & Exercises - Whole Body Wellness Challenge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW1ox_Y3dBM
https://www.askdoctorjo.com/wellness-challenge-shoulder-beginner

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shoulder pain, shoulder, tendonitis
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