SI - Can Opener
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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Can Opener - 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
Can Opener - 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, seated, or kneeling position, raise both arms above your head and clasp your hands together.

Resistance Flexibility Training

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

Continuously contract the muscles on the outside back of your arms and shoulders by pushing your elbows back and out to the side. Push your hands together and bring your elbows in toward each other to elongate and stretch the muscles along the back side of your upper body.

Resistance Strength Training

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

Start with both elbows together. Continuously contract the muscles in the back of your shoulders as you bring your elbows out to the side away from your midline to strength train.


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 head. This stretch can also help to improve the health of your small intestine, assimilation of nutrients, increase cerebrospinal and synovial fluid, and increase your beauty and tighten the skin on your face. Psychologically, this type of stretch can increase your creativity, passion, romance, and classiness while dismantling depression.

This meridian muscle group is associated with the following high psychological trait...
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