Extending arms overhead will strengthen the back
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 12:04 a.m. San Diego Union Tribune. Pg. E3. Howard Lipin
THE MOVE: Y’s
WORKS ON: Scapular stabilization
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate
PRECAUTIONS: Shoulder impingement
SETUP: Lie face down on a bench or a gym ball.
STEPS: Arms are extended overhead at a 45-degree angle above shoulder level, with the thumbs pointed up to facilitate external rotation. Focus on squeezing the shoulders up toward the ceiling. Squeeze for one second and then release.
REPETITIONS: Two sets of 15 reps.
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