Feeling Freedom in Your Shoulders with This 2 Minute Routine
Do you dread raising your arms overhead because it causes aches, pains, and tightness in your shoulders? You're not alone - tight shoulders are a common problem that can make daily activities miserable. But I have good news - you can create more mobile, pain-free shoulders in just 2 minutes a day with this simple routine from Tyler at WeShape.
As Tyler explains, "having tight shoulders can be something that makes you miserable." Every time we bring our arms overhead, those tight shoulders are gonna cause pain inside our shoulder capsules. I can relate, as overhead reaching always used to cause me shoulder discomfort.
The great thing is, there's an easy solution. Tyler shares, "you can create more mobile shoulders that give you the range of motion to be able to put your arms overhead pain free and you can do it in just two minutes a day." Music to my ears!
The routine involves two simple movements repeated for one minute each. The first is arm circles - reach your arms overhead, thumbs pointed up, then circle them backward with thumbs pointed behind you. Do this for 30 seconds forward and 30 seconds backward.
The second movement is the Y-T-W. Hinge at the hips, then reach arms out in a Y shape. Next make a T shape overhead, then a W shape behind you. Repeat for one minute, focusing on maximizing your shoulder mobility with each rep.
According to Tyler, by "learning how to retract your scapula and externally rotate the shoulders, we're gonna create more strength, more mobility, and less chances of getting injured." This makes sense, as improving mobility and stability is key for healthy shoulders.
The benefits of this quick routine are clear. Tyler explains that "if you're consistent with this, it's gonna make your shoulders feel so much better, and you'll have so much more mobility in your shoulders." He recommends doing it daily for a couple weeks to see major improvements.
As someone who has struggled with tight shoulders for years, I'm excited to give this easy 2 minute routine a try. Consistency is key, so I plan on incorporating it into my daily stretch routine. As Tyler says, "if you have tight shoulders, especially when you're bringing your arms overhead, then now you have a simple 2 minute routine that you can follow along to make those shoulders feel so much better."
If you deal with shoulder tightness and restricted mobility like I do, I highly recommend giving this quick routine a try. With just a few minutes a day, you could finally experience freedom in your shoulders again. Let me know in the comments if you try it out and how it works for you!