Saturday, May 18, 2013

Day 322- Side Plank Prep Shoulder Shrugs

This exercise is designed to create shoulder stability.  It is a great preparation for side plank

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start by sitting on one hip with your ankles crossed.  Lean towards one hand.  Inhale as you allow your shoulder to slide towards your ear, and exhale as your shoulder slides down your back and your neck lengthens.  Repeat 8-10 times

Things to think about 
The shoulder blade is sliding up and down.  You also want to make sure that you plug the arm bone into the shoulder socket, and wide the collar bone.

When thinking about shoulder movement remember that there are three joints to think about.  You have to be aware of where the collarbone meets the sternum, where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade and where the shoulder blade meets the armbone. 

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