Rotator Cuff Strength Standing

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing rotator cuff strength exercises.

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Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing rotator cuff strength exercises.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

Duration: 1 minute, 1 second

Standing rotator cuffs are a really good exercise to help loosen up the shoulder and to make that shoulder a stronger entity within its own right. 

We have a lot of troubles with our shoulders these days because we seem to be doing a lot in a forward motion. So, this is a good exercise for that.  

Make sure your chest is really nice and high. Get the shoulder and the elbow tucked into the body. Fire up your major lat muscle in the back, because that is the real stabilizer for the shoulder; from here just get it at a nice ninety-degree angle and go out and in as far as you can. 

You are going to find that over time, your range of motion will get much better. But, you want to be thinking about keeping contact with these two points. Like, don’t let it get caught going in and out there, make sure it’s tucked nice and tight and just work it in and out. That is going to strengthen up in that rotator cuff really well.  

Repetitions are anywhere between ten to twenty reps and pick a weight that you are very comfortable with and over time that weight can go up.       

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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