Surfer's Stretch

Stretches for people with tight shoulders and chests. Since I've been out in California for a few weeks now, I've been surfing a few times a week, (lucky me!) and have been having some tightness in my shoulders, chest, and back. These stretches will alleviate that discomfort, and help you increase your range of motion for bigger/deeper paddle strokes. And lets be real, its not only surfer's who have tight shoulders. If you sit at a desk, hunched over for most of your day, this will help you too! 

Surfer's Stretch:

  • Crescent lunge twist. Repeat on both sides, making sure to breathe and exhale as you twist. 
  • Thoracic Extension Exercise: let your head hang heavy, and just chill. Breathe. 
  • Wall Angels: try to keep your back and forearms connected to the wall behind you as you move your arms up and down. Move slowly.
  • Supine Twist with arm half circles: Repeat on both sides. Try to keep your finger tips connected to the ground as you move your arms.  

For an even deeper chest and shoulder opener, try this advanced move below. Move with caution! It hurts so good.