In this video, I wanted to go through the three must do exercises for the core of your shoulder.
3 Must Do Exercises For The Core of Your Shoulder
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I got Alix to demonstrate it.
You can do the side plank from the knees or from the toes, but make sure you do the exercise correctly as we are working on the core of the shoulder, involving all those muscles around the shoulder blades or scapular stabilization muscles. We challenge the left shoulder by going through this plank position.
Now, we can challenge your right side of the shoulder when it comes to those the scapular muscles or the core of the shoulder by bringing in the dumbbell movements.
Dumbbell Movement # 1 – Arm At The Side
Arm At The Side
First, move into the side plank position, bringing your hip forward. Maintain a good alignment. Grab the dumbbell, lift it to just shoulder height, and then lower it back down.
Dumbbell Movement # 2 – Arm Out Front
Arm Out Front
Dumbbell Movement # 3 – Arm To The Side And Out Front
Arm To The Side and Out Front
Initially start off by just going through the arm movements without any weight. Move your arm from the side out to shoulder height. Next, move from the side and out front to shoulder height. Then, go from the opposite shoulder of the floor and move across. Go through the movement with your fist closed. You can start adding some weight (2 to 3 lbs. dumbbell).
Give those exercises a go. You might feel it in your core, your abdominal area, and in those small shoulder blade muscles or the core of your shoulder.
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Rick Kaselj, MS