In this video, I wanted to go through a great kettlebell exercise that you can do for the rotator cuff.
Great Kettlebell Exercise for the Rotator Cuff
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I am going to get Alix to demonstrate it.
She grabs the kettlebell and put it into a kettlebell rack position. She is going to really tighten up the shoulder and bring at an angle towards the spine. Then, she will walk with that kettlebell in that position.
There you go! If you have a rotator cuff injury or recovering from a rotator cuff injury, give that exercise a go. Make sure that you get that kettlebell in the correct position. Assure that you have tension around that shoulder blade and then you bring in that shoulder down at an angle towards the spine. Be certain that things are nice and tight in that shoulder blade area.
We are really working those scapular muscles and shoulder blade muscles which are really important when it comes to overcoming and preventing rotator cuff injury. We are also activating and challenging the rotator cuff in that safe position. When the elbow is up against the body, it puts less stress on the rotator cuff. The kettlebell pulls the arm back and activates the rotator cuff muscles in an asymmetric contraction which means that the joint is not moving. The muscles are just being woken up and worked.
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Rick Kaselj, MS