If you sit a lot, type all day, or play sports where your shoulders are hunched forward, then these mobility drills are perfect for you. Spending time working on your shoulder mobility will decrease your chance of injury, improve your athletic performance, and decrease neck and upper back tension and pain.
You can do these two stretches at home, at work, in the gym, or any time you want to work on your shoulder mobility. You need a little “equipment,” but it could be as simple as using a chair or a desk.
This video demonstrates two different shoulder mobility drills and the modifications for each. Try to spend a couple minutes in each of these movements and do these a few times each week. If you commit to this small, but regular habit, you can make a big difference in how your body feels.