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Hanging & Swinging Exercises to Optimize Shoulder Function

Shoulder Mobility Exercise Progressions:

While Supine:

Activating Shoulders Through Flexion While Extending the Spine:

Shoulder Dislocates and Resistance Band Work:

Distraction of the Shoulder Joint While Keeping Your Feet on the Ground:

Scapular Mobility, Hanging, and Brachiating Progressions:


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I'm working through a shoulder impingement from tennis and other things, and have had good results from hanging/brachiating exercises. It feels like the stretches are easier if the shoulder is distracted. If I can progress to the advanced hanging with rotation and brachiating exercises that you demonstrate, is that sufficient to get all ranges of motion from the shoulder, or does one need to do lying or standing stretches in addition?

Thanks for your excellent videos!