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Back Exercises: Arm Reach

Do this exercise on your hands and knees. Keep your knees under your hips and your hands under your shoulders. Keep your spine in a neutral position (not arched or sagging). Be sure to maintain your neck’s natural curve:

  • Stretch one arm straight out in front of you. Don’t raise your head or let your supporting shoulder sag.

  • Hold for 5 seconds.

  • Return to starting position.

  • Repeat 5 times.

  • Switch arms.

Man on all fours with right arm lifted up doing reach and hold exercise.

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Trina Bellendir PT
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2021
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