Bar shoulder extension stretch

The bar shoulder extension stretch is a technique to increase overhead mobility (known as shoulder flexion) and thoracic extension with the help of a bar or other stable object. It is often used as part of a warm-up before upper-body training.


  1. Can help improve shoulder flexion and mobility for overhead training
  2. Can produce temporary improvements in thoracic spine mobility, particularly thoracic extension

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