Avoid or remedy unstable shoulders with specific shoulder stability exercises. This one uses an oscillating bench press to fire up the rotator cuff and other stabilising shoulder muscles. Way more specific than the typically prescribed physio theraband exercises.
Surfers have super strong shoulder muscles which pull downward and inward (when you paddle you need to internally rotate your your shoulders and push down), so often develop weak shoulder upward and outward movement. The key to this exercise is keeping your palms turned up. Leaning forward at your hips and holding light weights will make it more challenging.
For a lot of surfers, the front of our shoulders are very over used, while the back of the shoulder is not. There’s also a lot of funky stuff going on in other parts of the body from the ankle up. Check out my Surfer's Shoulders article on Wavetribe.
This has become a daily movement staple while surfing each day in Indo - daily scapula articulations for those overused paddling muscles. I also like to fully extend hips and shoulders (higher bridge than shown in vid) and work slowly through the circles, 5 reps one way and 5 reps the other way. Video complete with Indonesian hand washing. #terimakasih #sydneystrengthconditioning #scapula #shoulder #mobility #surfing #frc #controlledarticularrotations #functionalrangeconditioning #indonesia
A little compilation for healthy, stable shoulders. Train all joint angles, directions + planes of motion. The first part of this combo was inspired by @yuri_marmerstein using a resistance band tied to a pole. I like it Yuri! I am using a very lightly loaded cable machine for constant tension through the moves. Second part of the combo is exploring angles of shoulder flexion. Shoulders need more full-range movement. 👊 #sydneystrengthconditioning #fluidsurfer
Self Arm Wrestle in Reverse Direction. A simple way to strengthen your shoulder external rotation and improve your shoulder internal rotation mobility with concentric resisted external rotation and eccentric resisted external rotation, ending with an internal rotation stretch. #sydneystrengthconditioning #fluidsurfer 🎸🎶@juzziesmithofficial #shouldermobility #mobility #functionalrangeconditioning
via @sydneystrengthconditioning #HealthVibes 3/5: A surfer’s predominant movement is paddling; the arms move in front and to the side of the torso and the shoulders internally rotate and pull downward. The second most prominent movement is pushing on your surfboard - arms in front of the body and pushing out. For many years, that’s often all the shoulder movement variety and it’s no surprise that surfers develop some serious muscle imbalances in their shoulders as well as long term…