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Full Body Conditioning Drill That Improves Shoulder Function

If you experience shoulder pain when you elevate your arms to your side or all the way overhead, this may be due to a tight shoulder capsule that is causing the round ball of your arm bone to ride too high in your shoulder socket.

Often, the range that is most restricted is internal rotation of the shoulder joint.

This drill is a fun way to improve internal rotation of the shoulders while conditioning the entire body.

Begin by overlapping your hands behind your back to create a mild stretch through your shoulders.

With your hands in this position, roll back onto a padded surface like a gym mat or bed and use your momentum to roll forward to your starting position.

Repeat for 5 to 10 repetitions, or if general conditioning is your primary goal, you can go for as long as you wish.

When rolling forward, you can also roll into a Rickson squat, a variation of a front roll that is excellent for improving hip mobility.

If your shoulders need a break from being internally rotated, you can bring your arms out in front of you and continue with rolling squats.

If you wish to improve internal rotation of your shoulders without doing this full body drill, use google to search how to do a sleeper stretch for your shoulder.

If you have any questions, please use the comments section below. Thank you.

 
 

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