How Tight Are YOUR Shoulders?

If your shoulders are stiff and tight, then you're at risk of suffering from one or all of the following:

  • Poor, slouchy posture that makes you look older than you really are
  • Pain and stiffness when reaching your arms up overhead
  • General aches and pains in your shoulders especially with exercise
  • Rotator cuff issues that prevent you from gaining strength

So take the 2 quick and easy tests below to find out how tight your shoulders really are (and how to fix it).

apleyTest #1: Can you touch your hands behind your back?

RIGHT ARM UP: Reach your right arm up and your left down behind your back and try to touch them.
LEFT ARM UP: Now, reach your left arm up and your right down behind your back and try to touch them.


pencil-testTest #2: Where do your thumbs point?

Stand up, relax your arms by your side then do a thumbs up and look where they point.