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If there is one (one and only) exercise that you should do for the health of your shoulders, this is it.
The modern man’s (and woman’s) shoulders are unfortunately quite dysfunctional. They don’t move in the full range of motion. The chest muscles are too tight and pulling the shoulders forward. The muscles in the upper back and rear shoulders are often too weak.
You may be familiar with the rounded upper back posture, head forward and downward, sunken in chest. Looking your phone or tablet doesn’t help either. Sitting hours behind your computer, or driving in a traffic doesn’t help either.
Wether you play tennis, other sports, are a fitness warrior or just plainly care about your health, you should be taking care of your shoulders. Today’s exercise—shoulder dislocates—is beautifully named because you will feel just like that when you perform it in the beginning. Until you get your shoulders healthy.
Think of gymnasts or ballet dancers, what a beautiful posture they always have. They don’t arch their backs overly, they always keep the core and glutes engaged, but most of all, their shoulders are pulled back and down, in a natural way. Because they are healthy and function in a full range of motion.
When your shoulders are healthy, flexible, and properly aligned, you will have a better posture, less tension in your neck, fewer headaches, a better body alignment and function much more effectively.
Shoulder DislocatesThis “basic” exercise is a foundation that may seem almost impossible to do at first. If you keep doing it, you will improve rather dramatically and rather quickly. Stay with it, and adopt this exercise as your daily routine, just for a few minutes.