The flexion or extension exercise with shoulder elevation is an effective way to work the shoulder muscles and improve their flexibility and strength. This exercise can be performed at home and it is important to do it with caution to avoid injury. Here’s how to do it properly:
Stand or sit with a straight and relaxed posture.
Start with the flexion movement, that is, move your shoulder back while raising your arms slightly. This movement should be small and controlled.
Then, perform the extension movement, moving your shoulder forward as you lower your arms. Again, make sure the movement is smooth and controlled.
Throughout the exercise, focus on keeping your shoulder blades together. Try to make your shoulder blades touch as you perform the flexion or extension movement.
Repeat this exercise 15 times backwards and 15 times forwards for each set. You can start with one or two sets and gradually increase as you gain strength and endurance.
Remember to breathe properly during the exercise, keeping a deep and relaxed breath.
It is important to keep in mind that each person may have a different physical condition and strength, so it is important to adapt the exercise to your individual needs and limits. If you experience any discomfort or are unsure about performing the exercise, consult your chiropractor for additional guidance and supervision.
With this exercise, you will be able to work and strengthen the shoulder muscles, improving their flexibility and keeping them healthy.