Very funny and informative post on proper shoulder positioning and rotator cuff strengthening! 👌💪
Reposted from @rehabfix - ✔️𝐑𝐎𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐎𝐑 𝐂𝐔𝐅𝐅 𝐑𝐄𝐇𝐀𝐁✔️
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💥 Still waiting for that rotator cuff exercise to help? Well stop and do something about it! The classic exercise shown can be good for some people, however it is only strengthening a muscle and not a movement pattern. If you enjoy that exercise then that’s fine, but at least make sure your set up is appropriate and keep the shoulder back. If you want to advance the exercise to start changing the function of your shoulder then try these 2 new exercises!
1️⃣ Ext Rotation Punch: get some resistance on the band, begin to externally rotate, but now keep the angle of your elbow and rotate through the shoulder to punch towards the ceiling. This is still activating the infraspinatus muscle but in a more dynamic way.
2️⃣ Standing Rotation: turn and face towards the band, raise the arm out to 90 degrees and keep the elbow bent at 90 degrees. Now externally rotate the shoulder so that the hand is pointing towards the ceiling.
👨⚕️- Grant Elliott future Dr.
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