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Sydney Fitness Training

Standing External Shoulder Rotations

This Exercise develops strength in the teres minor and infraspinatus muscles. These muscles are the two external rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff muscles are lengthened in this movement as opposed to the lying external shoulder rotations. Begin with light weights as the rotator cuff muscle need gradual rather then excessive exercise.

Functional Benefit

The external rotator cuff muscles are required to keep the shoulder positioned correctly in the shoulder joint. Thsi is particularly true for overhead movements. Balancing the strength and range of motion in the internal rotators of the arm and the external rotators is important. The Pectoralis major and Latissimus Dorsi are large muscles and both internal rotators, so it important to perform exercises such as bent over rows, and external shoulder rotations when your program includes Bench Press, Chin ups or if your sport involves a throwing motion. 

Technique Tips - Standing External Shoulder Rotations

Lower weights at a slow controlled pace

Focus on the elbows staying stationary with only the forearms moving

Begin with light weights

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Coogee, Maroubra, Rushcutter's Bay, Queens Park, Centennial Park, Bronte 

Phone: 0401 396 722 

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