Shoulder Mobility

Tune-Up Tuesday Episode 44: Serratus Slides for Shoulder Health

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body.  Due to this, our shoulders have a strong need to be stable.  Unfortunately, today's lifestyle puts us into repetitive postures that are not conducive to these needs. 

Sitting down at a desk all days causes stiffness/tightness of the upper traps and pecs, and weakness of the deep neck flexors and serratus anterior (SA). 

One simple, yet effective exercise that helps build healthy shoulders is serratus slides.  This drill is used primarily to strengthen the SA which is responsible for stabilizing your shoulders on the rib cage, and helps us reach our arm overhead. 

Check out the video below to learn how to perform serratus slides. 

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Tune-Up Tuesday Episode 27 - Shoulder Warm-Up

The shoulder is an area that many people struggle with.

It is the most mobile joint in the body. The joint in itself doesn't have much inherent stability; otherwise your arm wouldn’t be able to move around as freely as it does.

This makes it important for us to optimally warm up and strengthen our shoulders. This joint depends on a strong rotator cuff as well as other shoulder muscles to support it during physical activity.

Check out the video below for 3 ways to optimally warm up your shoulders during your next workout.

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