Shoulder Stabilisation Exercises

The shoulder has the greatest range of movement of any joint in the body, which explains why injuries to the shoulder are the most common in sports.

Maybe interesting to see how the shoulder works before addressing the preventative measures.  It’s an elegant piece of machinery where hundreds of little muscles and tendons come together and attach and interact with each other.

The bottom line for those injuries is the best way to prevent them  is by creating the correct posture for the shoulder joint, which means strengthening and stretching the muscles around your shoulder to prevent injury to the joint.

Simple stretching and light weightlifting you can avoid rotator cuff problems.

“Strengthening the four rotator cuff muscles that stabilise it is critical. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy says physical therapist Robert Forster ” the cuff gets little blood flow and is invisible to the naked eye, so its ignored, under strengthened compared to the glamorous muscles and subject to tears!”

Shoulder Stabilization Exercises

Phase 1 of the 24 Fit workout is about establishing stability throughout every part of your body. That’s Spine and Pelvic Stabilization, Shoulder Stabilization and Total Body Integration. This involves the use of light weights and other exercises, which cane be done at home to strengthen all the little “helper muscles” around the joints, which, along with a lot of stretching insures that each joint is functioning properly. This phase prepares the body for the more strenuous work to come later in the training cycle. What Robert Forster calls making his runners “bullet proof” or “Kevlar Training” so that they don’t breakdown during training.