LI - Bent Arm Pull Across
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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Bent Arm Pull Across - Starting Stretch Position
Stretching happens throughout the movement, not just at the end position.
Continuously resist while moving from position one into position two.
End Stretch HerePosition Two
Bent Arm Pull Across - Ending Stretch Position
Continue to resist in position two. You won’t get a stretch without resistance.
Stretching without resistance can lead to injury.

Getting Into Position

From a standing or seated position, bend one arm to 90 degrees and place the hand of your opposite arm around the outside of your elbow.

Resistance Flexibility Training

Begin in position one and resist while moving into position two.

Start with your arm out to the side away from your chest. Push your arm back and away from your chest as your hand overcomes this force to bring your elbow across your body for the stretch.

Resistance Strength Training

Begin in position two and resist while moving into position one.

Start with your arm across your chest. Push your arm out and away from your chest as your hand slows down this movement for strength training.


Natural breathing is the best way to breathe when Resistance Stretching. Your body knows how to breathe, you simply have to let it show you. Learn more...


This type of stretch can help to increase the flexibility and strength of the muscles on the back of your shoulders, neck and across the front of your face. They can also help to improve the health of your large intestine, venous blood flow, blood pressure, and bowel regularity. Psychologically, this type of stretch can increase your self-control, ambition, friendliness, fairness, serenity, and help to dismantle obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

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