The rotator cuff is a group of 4 small muscles that wrap around the head of the humerus (arm bone) and keep your shoulder in socket as you move your arm around. Preventing shoulder issues, especially in athletes, has many factors. Two of those factors to keep healthy shoulders are a strong rotator cuff and good mobility in the upper back. Below is a link to our video that discusses why you cannot strengthen the rotator cuff without addressing the other factors as well.
Keep up with the following routines to help prevent shoulder issues from holding you back.
First, here is the video to show you how to strengthen your rotator cuff. This can be done in your home.
Second, the better your upper back mobility then the less stress that is transferred to the shoulders. Foam rolling your upper back first is very helpful.
After you’ve foam rolled then work on your mobility with this quick stretch.
If that’s too easy then give this one a shot
Strong and ready shoulders are huge if you’re a swimmer, a throwing athlete or a weight lifter. Any overhead athlete should incorporate the above routine in order to keep your shoulders healthy and strong.