Last week we discussed exercises to help improve posture and decrease neck and upper body strain. Today, are introducing seven simple exercises for improved shoulder health and injury prevention. Include these simple exercises to your workout routine 2-3 times a week for improved shoulder stability and strength.
1.ELASTIC BAND SHOULDER INTERNAL ROTATION
While holding an elastic band at your side with your elbow bent, start with your hand away from your stomach, then pull the band towards your stomach. Keep your elbow near your side the entire time.
2. EXTERNAL ROTATION WITH ELASTIC BAND
While holding an elastic band at your side with your elbow bent, start with your hand near your stomach and then pull the band away. Keep your elbow at your side the entire time.
3. ELASTIC BAND EXTENSION BILATERAL SHOULDER
While holding an elastic band with both arms in front of you with your elbows straight, pull the band downwards and back towards your side.
4. ELASTIC BAND ROWS
Holding elastic band with both hands, draw back the band as you bend your elbows. Keep your elbows near the side of your body.
5. ELASTIC BAND BILATERAL HORIZONTAL ABDUCTION
While holding an elastic band in front of you and elbows straight, pull the band outward away from your body as shown.
6. BICEPS CURLS WITH ELASTIC BAND
Step on band with both feet together and tension on band with your elbows fully extended. Bend both of your elbows then return to starting position.
7. TRICEPS EXTENSIONS WITH ELASTIC BAND
Start with your elbow bent and holding an elastic band as shown. Pull the elastic band downward as you extend your elbow. Keep your elbow by your side the entire time.
As always, we would love to answer any questions you may have about your shoulder pain or any other condition you need help with.