Standing Snow Angels

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Standing Snow Angels. This is a great exercise to improve dynamic flexibility of your shoulders but if this is too advanced then you can try an easier version with Supine Snow Angels

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This is a good exercise for people needing excellent overhead mobility such as swimmers or tennis players.
  2. Like any exercise you should only do the exercise if it is pain free during, after and the next day.
  3. Standing against a wall with your feet slightly away from the wall
  4. With your arms by your sides, squeeze your shoulder blades together and downwards
  5. Next use your abdominals to push your lower back into the wall.
  6. These two elements need to stay the same throughout the exercise.
  7. Now take your arms out to the sides, perpendicular to the body, bend your elbows to 90 degrees and place the whole arm back and in contact with the wall, palm side forwards.
  8. Next slide your arms up till they are above your head.
  9. Remember do not lose your lower back or shoulder blade positions and keep your arms in full contact all the way through if possible.
  10. Next slowly return to the start position and repeat.
  11. Perform 10 reps and you should aim to perform this stretch between 4-6 times daily.

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