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Arm Scissors

A dynamic stretch for the pectoral muscles, upper back muscles, shoulder muscles, and upper arm muscles

Tags: high school, stretches & strength

 

Instructions:

  1. Stand with the feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Hold the arms straight out to the sides and parallel to the ground.
  3. Swing the arms in front of and behind the body in a wide criss-crossing, or scissoring, motion.
  4. With every swing, alternate the top arm.

Performance Points:

  • Begin with a gentle swing and gradually build up to a more vigorous one.
  • Maintain good posture and a stable torso; avoid hunching forward or letting the upper body twist or rock.
  • Keep the arms at shoulder-height.
  • Swing the arms fluidly, without any jerky movements.
  • If you feel any joint or muscle pain, reduce the range of your motion.
  • For a more extensive stretch, keep the arms straight as they swing.

Training Specifics:

Duration / Reps: 10-20 Arm Scissors

When: During the pre-workout, warm-up routine

Benefits:

  • Warms up and stretches the pectoral muscles, upper back muscles, shoulder muscles, and upper arm muscles

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