Hey this is Rick Kaselj from ExercisesForInjuries.com. In this video I wanted to go through the best 3 tubing exercises for the rotator cuff and I am going to get Orsy to demonstrate them.
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The first one ends up being Wall Washing.
You have hold the loop tubing, wrapped around the back and looped underneath your thumbs. What you’re doing is just washing the wall. Moving up and down, washing the wall and then moving out to the side. It doesn’t have to be huge movements and you are looking at going through 5 to 10 repetitions.
When it comes to the rotator cuff, the more that we have the arm away from the body the more that we end up challenging the rotator cuff and end up adding resistance with the loop tubing, and end up working it even more.
The second exercise is the Tubing Push-up.
Use the Loop Tubing wrapped around your back underneath your elbows and looped underneath your thumbs. Then you can go through that push up movement.
You are getting resistance from the tubing which challenges the rotator cuff muscle more. Specifically targeting of the scapular muscles and having those strong end up helping that rotator cuff.
And the third exercise is Tubing Plus.
Loop tubing is wrapped around the back and the thumbs. What you’re doing is moving the arms forward and then bringing them back.
With this exercise we are targeting mainly serratus anterior which is one of those scapular muscles which is important to have good and strong, in order to help that rotator cuff muscle.
Now looking at it from behind, pro-tracking, see the shoulder blades and the shoulder joints moving and we are really targeting that muscle.
Give those 3 tubing exercises a go. It’s going to end up feeling different than your regular exercises. What you should feel like the muscles have been worked, if they feel fatigued a little bit that means that you have targeted them properly. With the rotator cuff muscle, what we are looking at is more on the endurance side. Activating the rotator cuff muscle, building the endurance on the rotator cuff muscle as opposed to making it big, huge and strong.
Those are 3 best tubing exercises for the rotator cuff.
If you want to learn more then check out Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises here.
This is Rick Kaselj from ExercisesForInjuries.com saying take care and bye.