Shoulder Blade Squeeze

February 24, 2021 at 11:57 am  Kamloops, Municipal, Politics



This is a beginner exercise to strengthen the muscles involved in shoulder retraction, pulling your shoulder blades together towards your spine. These muscles play a role in our posture and as well are involved in pulling movements.

Sitting or standing in a comfortable position pull your shoulders back, squeezing your shoulder blades together. Hold the squeezed position for a short pause then return to the start position.

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Before participating, please consult your family health practitioner. All participants should take the online physical activity readiness questionnaire, ParQ+ Fitness Assessment available on Kamloops.ca/Fitness. Complete this form annually to ensure that you are prepared to increase your physical activity level. Please modify any of these online exercise videos to meet your own personal fitness levels or physical limitations. Remember when being physically active, stay hydrated, wear proper attire, and take rest breaks as needed. Have fun and stay safe!

By performing any exercises shown in our online exercise video series, you understand and agree that you are performing them at your own risk. The City of Kamloops, its officers, its employees, and its agents will not be responsible or liable for any injury, loss, or harm you sustain as a result of our online exercise video series.

Ensure you have a clear and safe space when performing these exercises.

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