TRAINER TUESDAY:This months #trainertuesday will be covering 4 different shoulder mobility movements to help with range of motion in your shoulder, flexibility and strength of your rotator cuff muscles, as well as increased scapular stability. (For more info on the importance of proper shoulder mobility read down below)Shoulder Mobility Series – Part 1Unilateral Chest Openers:1. Stand sideways to a wall and place your right palm flat on the wall with your fingers spread wide, 2. Make sure your elbow is locked out, and your wrist is at shoulder height.3. Stand upright with your chest up and your shoulder blades pulled together toward the midline of your body.4. Place your feet at hip width apart for a solid stance to ensure your upper torso won't shift. 5. Rotate your right arm in and out from the shoulder without moving your hand or bending your elbow.6. Try to focus on rotating your arm around to point your elbow bone back and as high as you can then back down and around pointing it as far to the front as you can. 7. Repeat 30 arm rotations each direction, or do three sets of 10 shaking the arm out for a bit in between if it is too difficult to perform all 30. 8. Switch and repeat on the left arm.Shoulder mobility importance:The shoulder is by in large the most complicated joint with the greatest range of motion. However, like the old saying goes, “with great power comes great responsibility,” the shoulder is also perhaps the joint most vulnerable to injury. The shoulder is a particularly tricky joint because it has to provide adequate stability while maintaining full mobility to prevent injury and maximize function and performance. This is where scapular stability comes in. Proper and efficient scapular stability allows for proper retraction, and elevation of the shoulders while staying strong and providing the much needed support in your rotator cuffs. When you achieve scapular stability, you will be able to maintain strength, flexibility, and full range of motion to enable you to perform any and all of the wide range of functions our wonderful shoulders provide. #shouldermobility #mobility


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