I’ve given many of you a shoulder strengthening protocol with elastic bands that works really well. BUT, here is an great add-on activity that does not take long. It’s your shoulder warm-up before you do any shoulder strengthening.
Doing banded shoulder exercises doesn’t need to be confusing or complicated. The reality is, in most shoulder exercises, you are working a ton of the muscles around your shoulder, just in different percentages of their maximal ability to contract.
But what should you be doing exactly? Should you be doing a shoulder warm-up?
Using the series of banded exercises in this video, which I call the Banded Shoulder Sevens, will prepare the shoulder and upper back muscles likely as well as any other banded shoulder exercises, except it’s simple and easy to remember.
You can of course add to the banded shoulder sevens with other things like lat work, cat/cow, thoracic foam rolling, etc if needed and depending on what your workout is for the day.
But to do some ‘activation work’ and start preparing the muscles of the shoulders and upper back, it doesn’t need to be confusing
Looking to provide a elastic band shoulder warm-up,
Dr. Phil Kotzan, DC