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Rotator Cuff Exercises
There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the shoulder blade or scapular muscles. You do not need a lot of resistance working these muscles. You can use the rubber bands, light dumbells (reps of 15) or cables at the gym. Also focus on your core by bringing "belly button to spine.". ...Read more
Rotator cuff: In general, the rotator cuff aids in 5 movements: forward flexion, abduction, extension, internal rotation, external rotation. Resist each of these movements with bands or weights or pulleys for a thorough work out of the rotator cuff. Isometrics (resistance without movement) can also be of benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are labrum and rotator cuff exercises the same? Would I be strengthening both by just doing rotator exercises?
Different...same: The labrum is a piece of connective tissue that olds the humerus (arm bone) into the shoulder. This cannot be fixed with exercise...If it needs repaired it would require surgery. However, strengthening the rotator cuff mucles does stabilize the shoulder, which is sometimes enough to avoid surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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