theptinitiativeRotator Cuff Training - Side Lying External Rotation.
The rotator cuff's main job is to stabilize the humerus inside the glenoid fossa (the shoulder joint). Many people have rounded shoulders and tight pecs. This means Internal Rotators are typically tight and overactive. (subscapularis is the rotator cuff muscle responsible for internal rotation)
This means our external rotators are typically weakened and underactive.
In order to achieve a stable shoulder joint, we need balance of the rotator cuff muscles.
Therefore this exercise is great for doing just that.
This one targets infraspinatus really well!
Go light for 15-20 controlled reps!
For more on form and rep ranges check out the free article on my site.
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- gymdjukAw nice
- alexroldaI need to incorporate this more! Would you recommend doing this before or after any strength/hypertrophy training with shoulders?
- theptinitiative@alexrolda before. This will help with better rotator cuff activation during hypertrophy. Even better do some foam roll release of pecs before this exercise!
- fitpreneurs_jjHey, love your posts! Keep it up!
- aileronwellness💯% awesome!
- therollies@theptinitiative when i did this my upper arm starts feeling the burn, real burn. Normal?
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