Exercise of the Week: External Rotation

External Rotation

Today’s Exercise of the Week is one you’re likely very familiar with if you’re a baseball pitcher. This exercise will help strengthen your rotator cuff. For this exercise, your ExcelCord anchoring point should be at waist height. Start facing the anchoring point and holding the handles with your shoulders out to the sides and your forearms parallel to the ground. Your elbows should form a 90 degree angle. Keeping your core tight and shoulder blades pinched, slowly rotate your arms so your forearms are parallel with your body, maintaining a 90 degree angle at the elbow. Slowly return to the starting position. This is one rep. Start with one set of 10 reps and work your way up to three sets. For added difficulty, perform the exercise while balancing on one leg as pictured above.

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