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Excellent Exercise for Improved Stability of the Shoulder


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Hey, I got a real quick video and article for you.

My youngest son is in kindergarten integration and I wanted to take him to his first day of school.

So, I am now heading out. Enjoy the article and video below!

Take care!

~ Rick


In this video, I wanted to go through a great exercise that will help improve stability in your shoulder.

Excellent Exercise for Improved Stability of the Shoulder

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If you have ever hurt your shoulder, those shoulder blade muscles are the first muscles that will not work properly after shoulder injury. It’s important to work on those muscles so that they can help in the recovery of the shoulder injury and prevent another shoulder injury from happening.

This exercise is called Waiter’s Carry. You can do it with dumbbells. You are getting a dumbbell and you are pressing in overhead. I prefer to use single arm that works better and then take it for a walk. Your arm is straight up and you have it in line with the ear.

Waiter’s Carry

Waiter’s Carry

It really works on activating around that shoulder blade, almost feeling like you are sucking the arm into that shoulder joint and really feeling the muscles around the shoulder blade working and activating. Because when you are having arm overhead, it really works on those shoulder blade muscles a lot more.

With Sonya, she is activating all those muscles around that shoulder blade. When you take the weight for a walk, you are also working on that core. Since we only have one dumbbell, you are challenging the core more and you are also challenging a single side like your right shoulder if you are having your right arm in the air.

Make sure you are alternating back and forth and working on things. Try to increase the weight and make the exercise challenging, but make sure that your technique is perfect because if you are fatigue or if you have too much load over your head, you could increase the risk of injury and pain.

Give the Waiter’s Carry exercise a go. It is excellent for shoulder recovery and shoulder health.

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If you are looking for a long term solution that does not involve surgery or appointments when it comes to overcoming shoulder pain, check out the Fix My Shoulder Pain program.

If you want to decrease pain, improve range of motion and increase shoulder stability, then check out the Scapular Stabilization Exercises program here:

Scapular Stabilization Exercises Program

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS


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Interesting exercise. I seem to have hurt my shoulder yesterday, oddly enough, after exercising instead of during. Anyway, I tried this and it seems to help align the shoulder and arm better! (25lb. weight) Will do it some more. Thank you!



Rick Kaselj Reply:

You are welcome, Ehren! Glad to help.



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