Posts Tagged "external rotators of the shoulder"

Quick Tip: Looking for more balanced shoulder mobility?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Looking for more balanced shoulder mobility?

Last week, we brought you part one of an Active Isolated Stretch for the rotators of the shoulder. This week, we're bringing you part two: a stretch that works with the shoulder in its external rotation to stretch its internal rotators. For those of us with rounded shoulders (deskworkers, drivers, parents lifting heavy toddlers…) this exercise is another great tool to counteract harmful patterns of forward-bending.  Still, to build optimal shoulder stability and balance, it's a good idea to stretch the shoulder's external rotators as well. If you don't have a yoga...

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Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder moving?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder moving?

This week, check out the first part of a great two-part Active Isolated Stretch for the shoulder. Taking care of the shoulders is not only important for athletes like swimmers, climbers, dancers, and yogis, but also for preventing shoulder joint stiffness and injuries as we age. In this Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz demonstrates how to work with the shoulder in its internal rotation to stretch its external rotators. This one is great for increasing your range of motion while reaching backwards or behind your back. Try it out, and then stay tuned for a complementary stretch next week — an...

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