Strong Supported Shoulders
Rotator Cuff
10.3 - 10.8

The VASIE whole body approach

This week we will cover exercise that address the bigger muscles in the shoulder area as well as the rotator cuff. Before strengthening and toning the rotator cuff muscles one should learn to keep the scapula (shoulder blade) flat and strong on the rib cage. The rib cage should be neutral and the feet should support the pelvis. Without this whole body approach it is difficult and ineffective to begin a rotator cuff strengthening routine...it would be like trying to build a house starting with the middle floor. 

Where and why?
The shoulder muscles are generally defined by muscles that control and stabilize your shoulder blade. If the bones, joints and muscles are out of balance there is a tendency toward pain and awkward movement of the feeling of fatigue in the upper body. Therefore, focusing specifically on the structures of the upper body is key to shifting into a pain free and effective place. 
 The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that stabilize the arm bone in the shoulder socket. The effectiveness and the coordination of these four muscles working together produces a stabilizing effect to support and move your shoulder joint in all ranges of motion. 

Got a rotator cuff issue?
Studies shows rotator cuff injuries can be effectively treated with exercises alone.
Read: {Exercise Alone Is Effective for Rotator Cuff...}

The Muscles of the Shoulder:
The Four Muscles:

1. Insfaspinatus Strengthener - see video
2. Suprpaspinatus
3. Teres minor
4. Subscapularis


Anatomy of the rotator cuff muscles 




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