Shoulder rehab exercises
Understanding how to stabilise the rotator cuff and the shoulder joint is imperative for long term shoulder health. The exercises and recommendations listed above should help you if you’ve had shoulder and/or rotator cuff issues. I like to warm up with at least 1 isolation exercise for the rotator cuff. This helps immensely with shoulder stability as well as posture. I hope this has helped you as much as it has helped my clients.
Strengthening the core and upper body, including your back and shoulders, is a great way to improve your posture over time and help get rid of shoulder pain. And your shoulders specifically may benefit immensely from rotator cuff exercises, which strengthen and stabilize the small muscles that help keep the ball-and-socket joint in place. But if shoulder tension and tightness are what plague you, doing some shoulder stretches can provide short-term relief.
Sorry, there is nothing sexy about your rotator cuff... BUT its health is absolutely vital in maximising the performance of your more aesthetically pleasing muscles. It is composed of 4 muscles around your shoulder. As a whole they compress your humerus into the shoulder socket. They also abduct your arm, internally and externally rotate your humerus at the shoulder joint. Lower your risk of injury by warming up your rotator cuff muscles. The exercises above are a good place to start.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR SHOULDERS! Shoulder problems arise from weak backs and weak posterior shoulders. Make yours bulletproof with these exercises. Most of the exercises here are a pull (using the back), making the scap move in a variety of directions, or forcing the scap to have some serious stability. Please stop doing unloaded external rotations with free weights. Strengthening the specific muscles and surrounding areas should give you some solid shoulders. When you have solid shoulders