Shoulder exercises don’t need to be complicated. Oftentimes, the most effective solutions are simple. Simple doesn’t mean easy though. Try this shoulder floor series to assess your shoulder/core strength, stability & endurance: Side Plank with Arm Raises, Bird-dog. Crab Bridge March
This (No Exercise Equipment Needed) shoulder series is great for strengthening your shoulder, scapular & core stabilizers. These exercises help offset the harmful effects of prolonged sitting & screen time (computers, tablets, phones).
Aim to complete this series at least once per day. These exercises prime your shoulder/core stabilizers to help you avoid the rounded shoulders/forward head posture that is so common.
The position changes work your shoulder/core stabilizers from different angles giving you more bang for your buck!
Go for time or count reps. If you’re going for time, aim to build up to one minute holds per position. If you prefer to count reps, build up to 30 reps per movement.
Adding these exercises to your daily routine will help you move & feel better. Give them a try!
Dr Jay Hartnett
Hartnett Physical Therapy
800 Woodlawn Ave.
Wilmington, Delaware 19805