Supine overhead flexions

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Supine overhead flexions.

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. Lying on the floor on your back, with your knee bent up and your feet flat
  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 ground.
  6. These two elements need to stay the same throughout the exercise.
  7. Now with your thumbs facing up, slowly take your arms upwards and over until they ideally touch the floor above your head. Remember do not lose your lower back or shoulder blade positions.
  8. Next slowly return to the start position and repeat.
  9. Perform 10 reps and you should aim to perform this stretch between 4-6 times daily.

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