Stretching and Flexibility

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    May 26, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    I work as a track controller at NOLA Motorsports Park, mostly throwing flags at the karting facility. So naturally my arms and shoulders get an intense workout. I've gotten myself sore a few times now, mostly in my shoulder and was wondering if there are any stretches or flexibility training routines that would be helpful in preventing any injuries. The flags I use are heavy rip-stop nylon, about 2' x 2.5' on 1" wooden dowels and the checkered is particularly heavy thanks to the matting and extra stitching. I usually switch back and forth between my left and right hand to get an even workout but i was wondering if there was anything else i could be doing to protect myself.
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    May 28, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Sounds like you need a massage therapist more than stretches.
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    Jun 01, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    Any part of the body get over used will wear out and get 'tendonitis'. Stretching is a great counter measure.

    Stretch: rest your shoulders on the floor, and your body&leg on a wall. This will stretch your upper shoulders in many angle. The distance from the shoulders to the wall will determine the weight on the shoulders...to massage it and stretch it. If you stretch it at the edge of comfort in all directions, you will prevent injuries from repetition. This stretch is based on the shoulder-stand below:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarvangasana
  • armyjockboi

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    Jun 01, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    Does height factor into any of this?