Learn about shoulder exercises to improve overhead strength from Lift Clinic’s team of physio, chiro, RMT and strength coaches!
This post will focus on reloading shoulder exercises used to improve strength and mobility in an overhead sport position. Strength in this position is important for performance in sports such as baseball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, swimming, and many more.
This post is a continuation of our blog series on our full body assessment. If you haven’t already, visit our blog page to learn more about how we assess and treat other movements in the body.
For any given movement pattern, our treatment approach follows 4 primary steps:
Techniques used to test ranges of motion and find the root causes of limitations
Hands on treatment techniques used to improve & restore limited range of motion
Exercises or self treatments that help maintain the gains made from the reset techniques.
Exercises that develop strength, resilience, and coordination for the desired movement pattern.
5 shoulder exercises to improve overhead sport performance to reload:
1) Eccentric external rotation
2) Eccentric shoulder flexion
3) Cable external rotation
This strengthens the muscles in the rotator cuff that are responsible for external rotation of the shoulder.
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4) Landmine overhead press
This helps to strengthen the shoulder in an overhead position and promotes proper upward rotation of the scapula (shoulder blade).
5) Prone swimmers
What's next after shoulder exercises?
Congratulations, you’ve completed the final component of treatment and exercise for the ams over head movement! Now that you can perform at 100%, go on and use these new mobility and strength gains to chase your goals!
If you haven’t already, check out our assessment, reset, reinforce, and reload posts in this series!