Shoulder Scaption – AAROM, Dowel

  • HOW: Grab a stick or dowel with a grip slightly wider than your shoulders. The shoulder being stretched will be on top with an underhand grip while the moving hand will be below with an overhand grip. In a standing position, push the  arm up in a 45º plane until you feel comfortable restriction. 
  • FEEL: You should feel the chest/pectoral muscles of the working arm as you push your other arm up. You will feel stretching of the lats/side of the trunk of the moving arm. 
  • COMPENSATION: Avoid shrugging your shoulders as you move overhead.

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