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Anterior Deltoid Stretch - Neck and Shoulder Stretches

One of the major benefits of Stretching is that it increases your flexibility. While Stretching may appear a bit bland as compared with resistance exercises such as Training with Free Weights and Weight Training Exercises, without a good stretch, you will not be able to minimize the risk of injury.

The anterior deltoid is the front part of the deltoids or "delts". The deltoids muscle is the cap of the shoulder and has three parts: anterior (front), lateral (side), and posterior (rear). The anterior deltoid allows you to raise your arms to the front. The lateral deltoid allows you to raise your arms to the side, while the posterior deltoid allows you to rotate your arms to the rear.

Stengthen the muscles in your shoulders by doing the Anterior Deltoid Stretch. This section will show you how to do this exercise:

STEP 1: Stand (with feet hip-width apart) and keep your back straight. Holding by the wrist, take your right arm behind you and gently ease it behind your back.

STEP 2: You should feel the stretch at the front of your shoulder. While doing this, be sure to keep your shoulders straight. Hold for about 8-10 seconds and repeat on the other arm.

Stress makes your muscles tense up and can cause headache, stiff neck, sore shoulders and a knotted back. Full body stretching will relax your muscles, help you to breathe deeper and release all of the accumulated tension your body takes each day. For a great full, upper, or lower body Stretching Sequence, go to Fitness Exercises: Stretching Sequences.

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