Shoulder Opener

Suggested Duration: 4-8 repetitions


The shoulder opener is an easy move that immediately improves shoulder mobility. It’s vital to healthy posture.



Hold the strap with a wide grip, making sure the strap is taut. Raise your hands over your head and reach behind you while keeping your arms locked. Try to reach back and down, as far as you can, eventually touching the strap to your back.

If you can’t make it all the way back at first, don’t worry—you’ll get there! First find your limit, then spend some time trying to stretch a little past it.

Placing your hands wider makes this move easier. If you want a more challenging and deeper stretch, bring your hands closer together.