Happy Monday! We’ve got another week of body maintenance goodness for you. Today we are working on those pesky rotator cuff muscles. It hurts so good and so effective. Have fun!
Equipment needed: 1. Mobility ball or lacrosse ball. 2. Yoga block, or stack of books, or PVC pipe/broom stick, or something that you can place your arm on while lying down that is 3″-12″ tall. 3. Padded Mat (optional). Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your shoulders and t-spine aka your upper back.
We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release for your posterior rotator cuff muscles. This muscle group is commonly tight in a lot of people. When these muscles are tight they will limit your overhead position aka being able to raise your arm above your head. Next we are moving on to shoulder flexion end-range stretch isometrics. The goal with this technique is to stretch out your shoulder muscles first, and then activate all of the muscles around your shoulder. You can use any of the above tools to help you stretch out your shoulder further. We are finishing up with chest peels. Focus on “putting your brain” in the muscles that are located in your upper back. Feel them activate as you lift your chest slowly off of the ground.
A happy body is a happy you. Thanks for hanging out with us today and giving your body exactly what it needed. Post on to your Instagram story or feed and tag us in it @movementvault. We’ll send you a comment and some ❤️. Get it guys!