The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The shoulder joint is formed where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade), like a ball and socket.
The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder, giving it support and allowing a wide range of motion.
If you want to avoid shoulder issues like impingement or rotator cuff tears, it’s important that you spend time strengthening and activating these smaller supporting muscles in this area.
Watch todays Technique Tuesday video for some of our favourite shoulder stabilisation and rotator cuff exercises you can incorporate for a healthy and stable set of shoulders. These can be incorporated as part of a warm-up for upper body work, or done as part of an accessory program after you complete the main workout for the day.
Combine these activation drills with the mobilisation drills from our Fixing tight Shoulders post for strong, healthy shoulders!