SI - Can Opener
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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Can Opener - Starting Stretch Position
Eccentric Stretch
Continuously activate the backside of your arms while moving from position one into position two. Stretching happens throughout the movement, not just at the end position.
Concentric Strength
Continuously activate the backside of your arms while moving from position one into position two.
End Stretch HerePosition Two
Can Opener - Ending Stretch Position
Isometric Stretch
Continue to activate the backside of your arms while remaining in position two. Stay active to protect yourself from overstretching and injury.
Isometric Strength
Continue to activate the backside of your arms while remaining in position two.

Target Area

Back Arms, Shoulders, Spine

Infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor, trapezius

Getting Into Position

From a standing, seated, or kneeling position, raise both arms above your head and clasp your hands together.

Flexibility Training

Eccentric Stretch

Begin in position one and activate the backside of your arms by naturally resisting and generating tension while moving into position two.

Continuously contract the muscles on the outside back of your arms and shoulders by pushing your elbows back and out to the side. Push your hands together and bring your elbows in toward each other to elongate and stretch the muscles along the back side of your upper body.

Isometric Stretch

Continue to activate the backside of your arms while remaining in position two.

Strength Training

Concentric Strength

Begin in position two and activate the backside of your arms by contracting the target muscles as you move into position one.

Start with both elbows together. Continuously contract the muscles in the back of your shoulders as you bring your elbows out to the side away from your midline to strength train.

Isometric Strength

Continue to activate the backside of your arms while remaining in position one.

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