Many Rotator Cuff Exercises focus on the motion of external rotation. External rotation is when the shoulder turns out to the side or towards the back of your body.
External Rotation is a tricky motion to master, but it is necessary for rotator cuff strengthening.
Below is a simple dumbbell exercise for the rotator cuff muscles.
Starting Position: Begin by standing with dumbbells in your hands. Bring your arms out to the side at 90 degrees and have your hands facing the floor.
Form: Exhale and rotate your shoulders so that your forearms are in-line with your ears. Hold briefly and then slowly lower to the starting position. Perform 8-15 repetitions.
Personal Trainer Tips: Move in a slow and controlled manner, and use a weight that allows you to maintain good form throughout the set.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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