Arm Circle Forward

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Exercise Information

A great warm-up exercise for the shoulders as the shoulder is brought through all ranges. The forward direction is when the palm of the hand point forward when overhead and then toward the ground as the arm is brought through the full circle.


Slow tempo:

8RPM for the Arm Circle Forward at a fast tempo.

Fast tempo:

80RPM for the Arm Circle Forward at a fast tempo.


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Lateral Info:

Bilateral Exercise, Unilateral Exercise

Exercise Benefit(s):

Flexibility, Flexibility Shoulder, Mobility

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Exercise Speed(s):

Fast, Normal, Slow

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