Do you have mobility limitations performing the half-kneeling press? Try this modified sampson stretch as a pre-requisite! This is a multi-joint stretch, which is useful for opening up same side hip extension, overhead shoulder flexion/abduction,as well as a portion of the lateral myofascial line.


1. Place knee onto floor, squeeze butt and abdominals to set hip, then lean slightly forward until feeling a pull in the front of the hip
2. Hold arms over head, then lean away from dependent knee until feeling a pull along the side of the ribcage
3. Hold for 30s, then repeat 3x, to accumulate a total of 2 minutes

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