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Shoulder Squeeze Exercise

Man sitting in chair with back straight and hands on lap.

Man sitting in chair with elbows bent, arms out to sides at shoulder height, palms forward.

To start, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Shift your weight slightly forward to avoid rounding your back. Relax. Keep your ears, shoulders, and hips aligned:

  • Raise your arms to shoulder height, elbows bent and palms forward.

  • Move your arms back, squeezing your shoulder blades together.

  • Hold for 10 seconds. Return to starting position. 

  • Repeat 5 times. 

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.

Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N., MD
Last Review Date: 8/16/2015
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