Rugby Strength Show # 7 – Loose and Injury Free Shoulders

In today’s episode you will learn how to correctly stretch your shoulders, chest, shoulder retractors and neck with ONE movement. You need a resistance band to properly pull the upper arm away from the shoulder joint, but you could try it with the upright of a rack or a doorframe too.

Go for 2 constant minutes of ‘distracted’ stretching each side. Distracting a joint simply means that we’re moving it out of it’s current position, either to reposition it in a better place or, as in this movement, to create more movement and ‘loosen’ things up!

Works great for injured shoulders too and helps get your full range of movement back immediately.



If you’d like to know more about this type of stretching, or if you have a certain muscle/joint that you can’t figure out how to stretch, email me at and ask a question. This is your show!


Remember, I’m trying to create a country of strong, fast and UNBREAKABLE rugby players, I know most of what you need because I’m a rugby player and a strength and conditioning coach, but I’d love to know what you want to know on an individual level too!


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