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Shoulder stability training

A while back, when I first started the TRX 40/40 challenge I noted, during the TRX atomic pushups, that my arms were wobbling too much.  My shoulders have always been my Achilles’ heel. The weakness in my shoulders may explain why I have often had aches and pains when performing different exercises that emphasis the shoulders (shoulder press, lateral raises and bench press).

I know that by strengthening my rotator cuff muscles, as well as my scapular muscles, my performance on the atomic pushup should improve.  Strong stabilizing muscles means that more of your energy can be put into performing the task at hand.

Here are the exercises that I have been doing to help strengthen my rotator cuff muscles and my scapular muscles:

TRX body saw

TRX side plank with reach under 

TRX T’s, Y’s and W’s – Aka Letters

Kettlebell Turkish Get-up

Kettlebell Windmill 

I often treat patients with shoulder problems.  Addressing their stabilizing muscles is often a key component to their treatment success. These are more advanced exercises and I do not prescribe my Chiropractic patients these exercises until they have developed better control of their scapular stabilizers and rotator cuff muscles.  I prescribe non-TRX and Kettlebell versions of these exercises unless my patients are considering purchasing a TRX and kettlebell.  If they are interested I send them to the TRX training website or to another trusted seller (there are fake TRX’s out there).

I hope you enjoyed this post. Until next time,  make a concentrated effort to develop a healthy change in your life.

Dr Notley
Winnipeg’s only duel credentialed Chiropractor and Athletic Therapist

Originally posted on May 17, 2022 @ 4:40 pm