Prone Shoulder Extension- AAROM, Dowel

HOW: Begin laying on your stomach holding a dowel with both hands and palms facing down. From this position, lift the dowel up off your hips initiating the movement by thinking about pulling apart the dowel to further assist with shoulder extension.  
  • FEEL: You should feel the muscles of your shoulder blade performing this motion and a possible stretch in the chest. 
  • COMPENSATION: Avoiding looking up with this exercise. Maintain a relaxed head position or keep your gaze down with the performance of this exercise.

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