Posted by: Kevin G. Parker, D.C.
Video below is by: Dr.Clay Hyght
Cuban Rotations for Strong, Healthy Shoulders & Rotator Cuff
Prevent shoulder injuries before they occur.
I’ll show you why and how to do Cuban rotations for strong, healthy, injury free shoulders and rotator cuff.
Some have said that Charles Poliquin helped popularize this exercise.
Most of the public has overly tight/strong internal rotators.
This will inhibit the external rotators from doing their function and you will lose range of motion internally and externally.
This is one of the best exercises you’ve probably never been taught– or see others doing.
1. Dr. Mark Cheng: The Rotator Cuff-Unlocking the Shoulder-Foam Roller-5ish min video
2. Good self massage video: Pain in front of shoulder – Self Massage – Rotator Cuff Trigger Points
“There are four main things that deserve our attention when it comes to warming up our shoulders effectively, and they’re almost always important across the board, regardless of shoulder type. Combine these warm-up exercise with proper lifting technique and a well-balanced program that balances out pushing/pulling exercises and isn’t excessive in volume or frequency, and your shoulders should feel great for the long haul.”-Eric Cressey
1. Thoracic Spine (Upper Back) Mobility
2. Core Control
3. Scapular (Shoulder Blade) Control
4. Rotator Cuff Activation
Check out the [[[[[video]]]]] , where Eric Cressey walks you through exercises you can do to work on each.
Orthopedic surgeon Randale C. Sechrest, MD narrates an animated tutorial on the basic anatomy of the shoulder: 7 min Video