HOW: Lay face down with your forehead rested on a towel for comfort. Begin with your arms by your side palms facing the ceiling. Lift both arms towards the ceiling as high as you can, while keeping your elbows straight bring both arms up towards your head as you rotate the thumb towards the ceiling. Keep both arms as high as you can towards the ceiling. Bring your arms as high up towards your head as possible then slowly return to the starting position.
REGRESSION: If this is too difficult for you can either perform this one arm at a time, or perform this off of an elevated surface like a bed or table so your arm doesn’t have to go through its entire motion.
FEEL: The muscles on the back of the shoulder blade and the shoulder will be working with this exercise.
COMPENSATIONS: Avoid arching the low back or shrugging the shoulder blades as you bring the arms overhead.