Spine Twist

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Standing Leg Balance

This exercise builds support around your hip like nothing else! Focus on bowing your torso rather than lifting your leg; bow slowly so you challenge your balance appropriately, too. 

This exercise targets the gluteal muscles along outside and back of hip (gluteus medius and maximus).  There is also muscular contraction along outside of lower leg (fibularis longus).

If you feel your lower back contracting, bend your weight bearing leg. This allows your lower back to release excess tension.

If your balance is precarious, use a stool (as shown in the video) or the wall.

 

 

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Plank Turns for Shoulder Pain

Plank Turns for Shoulder Pain: From Fitness Pain Free
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I first got this idea from shoulder blade researcher Ann Cools. I like it for a variety of reasons.
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1) No equipment needed
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2) Helps return back to closed chain activities (pushups, yoga positions, handstands etc.)
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3) Works a ton of different muscles simultaneously
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4) Usually well tolerated for painful shoulders. You can always cut the range of motion a bit if the end ranges get painful.

 

Plank Turns

Plank Turns for Shoulder Pain:.I first got this idea from shoulder blade researcher Ann Cools. I like it for a variety of reasons..1) No equipment needed.2) Helps return patients back to closed chain activities (pushups, yoga positions, handstands etc.).3) Works a ton of different muscles simultaneously.4) Usually well tolerated for painful shoulders. You can always cut the range of motion a bit if the end ranges get painful..5) They're freaking hard!.Do you ever use plank turns for shoulder rehab?.#performancetherapy #prehab #fitness #exercise #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #DPT #DPTstudent #physio #physiotherapy #chiro #chiropractic #mobility #fitness #correctiveexercise #movebetter #movement #sportsrehab #athletictrainer #strengthandconditioning #personaltrainer @powermonkeyfitness @championptp #crossfit #powerlifting #olympicweightlifting #olympiclifting #shoulder #pain

Posted by Fitness Pain Free on Sunday, December 2, 2018

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