The dreaded rotator cuff injury…
If you love lifting upper body, throwing, swimming, or pretty much any upper body activity, rotator cuff issues are probably going to show up but it doesn’t have to be that way!
I’m here to tell you that you can stop doing pointless banded “therapy exercises”. In today’s coaching I’ll show you how you can say “bye-bye” to those pesky rotator cuff issues.
HOW ROTATOR CUFF ISSUES START
The reason the rotator cuff is always getting injured is because you’re asking your shoulder to perform an action it doesn’t have the prerequisites for. And then you’re trying to add load or go into a position you’re not capable of, which…surprise surprise, creates a bigger problem.
For example, all you benchers or squatters out there, if you have a hard time getting your arms back without weight, and now you add weight, you’re going to have a problem. Or if you’re a swimmer and you have a hard time being able to place both your arms over your head with ease, you’re going to have a problem.
HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM
So how do we create the needed prerequisites? We use isometrics for rotation of the shoulder. Typically lack of internal rotation is the biggest culprit, so first up we’re going attack that.