Performance Enhancement Technique Tip 11.27.17: Swimmer.
The shoulder may be among the most vexing joints in the human body. Large, complex and seemingly annoyed easily, the shoulder joint is formed where the upper arm bone (the humerus) slots in to the shoulder blade (scapula), much like a ball bearing in to a socket. This construction is rather loose, and provides a range of motion that makes shoulder articulation perfect for like pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching, and throwing … and potentially a host of injuries.
One of the best ways to keep the shoulder functioning properly is to work the scapular stabilizers, a set of four muscles — the serratus anterior, rhomboids, upper & lower trapezius, and levator scapulae — that when working properly, provide strength, stability and prevent inflammation and injury.
EAD | CFAH resident physical therapist Chris Arce, along with Coach Sammy Jo, demonstrate the Swimmer in this week’s Performance Enhancement Technique video. Complete 3-1- repetitions of the Swimmer as a regular part of your workout warm up, especially before any shoulder work.
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