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Shoulder Notes: Protect your Rotator Cuff - Strengthen your Shoulder at Home

Posted Sep 07 2008 7:56pm

How to Protect your Rotator Cuff

Dave Turpin of Desk Jockey Fitness wrote a very practical article describing what you can do to protect your rotator cuff. The problems he cites are:

  • Muscle imbalances due to excessive use of the lateral raise
  • Too much bench pressing or faulty bench pressing technique
  • Repetitive stress injuries ( this goes beyond sports / workout - and may include job related functions)
  • Wide grip chins and lat pulldowns - I hurt my shoulder doing weighted wide grip chins about three years ago - now I can barely do five wide chins with just my body weight and I always feel very loose in my injured shoulder when doing this exercise.

Dave then lists four exercises that you can do to protect yourself from future rotator cuff injury - Visit his website to find out what they are and how you can be prepared.

Great Shoulder Exercise You can do at Home

Shoulder exercises don’t always have to involve heavy weights, exercise tubing or going to the gym. Here is a great shoulder development exercise that not only strengthens the entire shoulder complex, but also develops your core muscles.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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