John Parker Shoulder Health Exercises, Mesa Rim Mission Valley, CA

Shoulder Health

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow #aeschylus.

Strength training will produce robustness: capable of ridding the body of #osteoporosis#sarcopenia, and #dynapenia. But in order to maintain the #primemovers (bigger muscle groups), we must maintain the health of our #stabilizermuscles.

Just as the small seed requires quality soil and water, the health of our shoulders involves constant strength work to maintain balance from front to back. .
In this post, I show you 3 of my favorite exercises for maintaining #shoulderhealth. After a heavy upper body focused workout, I always engage in exercises to sharpen and strengthen my #scapularretractors#rotatorcuff, and #serratusanterior.

Find your favorite #suspensiontrainer and use these as a finisher:

1. TRX T + Y Flys – 3 sets, 8 reps/each – focus on the movement coming from the shoulder blades, keep the elbows straight by flexing the triceps.
2. TRX Face Pulls – 3 sets, 12 reps – focus on protraction at the start, and full retraction at the top. Ensure that the fists come to the temples on each rep.
3. Serratus Anterior Slides – 3 sets, 12 reps – focus on maintaining a hollow position while keep the elbow parallel.

Remember, the workout is not done until balance is achieved. Interested in seeing more of my full workouts? Let me know in the comments. I offer online program design for motivated clients. Shoot me a DM if interested.