#28 Side-Lying Shoulder Flexion

Position: Side-lying

Description: Begin by lying on your side either grounded, on a couch, or in the bed. Fully extend your body with your hips, knees, and shoulders stacked on top of one another. Place a pillow under your head for cervical support. The arm in contact with the ground can wrap the front of your torso or be flexed at the elbow. With your palm down, slowly move your arm towards your head and in line with your ear. Hold this position for two seconds and slowly release. Repeat for the prescribed repetitions then switch sides.

Targeted Muscle Group(s): Pectoralis Major and Anterior Deltoid

Key Points:

  • Draw your belly button to your spine.
  • Keep your chest up and shoulders down and back.
  • Keep your spine erect and your neck in line with your back.


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