Shoulder Pain? Strengthening Tip #1

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You can’t afford to have pain in your shoulder. Dr. Kristie of Family Chiropractic and Wellness suggests a simple stretch and exercise to add to workout program to strengthen your rotator cuff to increase the likelihood of a pain-free shoulder and body.

One of the main muscles to strengthen for the shoulder area are Deltoids Muscles.

The deltoid muscle is the triangular muscle of the shoulder that forms the rounded flesh of the outer part of the upper arm. It passes up and over the shoulder joint. The wide end of the triangle is attached to the shoulder blade (scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). The apex of the triangle is attached to the upper arm bone (humerus), about halfway down its length.
This blog post will focus on a deltoid strength move called the PendulumPendulum does not require equipment so you can do it most anywhere. Here is a good video that shows the proper technique plus we have explained it below.

Step-by-step directions
• Lean forward and place one hand on a counter or table for support. Let your other arm hang freely at your side.

• Gently swing your arm forward and back. Repeat the exercise moving your arm side-to-side, and repeat again in a circular motion.

• Repeat the entire sequence with the other arm.

Repetitions – 2 sets of 10 ,  5 to 6 days per week

Tip: Do not round your back or lock your knee.

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Have anymore feedback on this exercise move, please let us know, We’d love to hear from you!

Special thanks to John-Morgan for the use of his photo!

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