Hi everyone! This week we are back to dive into the treatment portion of our shoulder series. Over the past month, we’ve talked about how the shoulder functions, what joints are responsible for moving it, and last but not least how the different layers of muscles are connected. The big take away should have been that the shoulder is the least stable joint of the body and that there are actually four joints responsible for moving are arm. What does that mean to you as an athlete?? That we need to keep those stabilizers healthy and mobile.
In this video we are going to be using the foam roller on those stabilizers (lats, serratus, pecs, triceps, and the big intersection that is our armpit). From there we’re going to shift to stretching out our neck. Yes, you read that right! In particular we want to loosen up the upper traps and levator.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Foam roller: 1 minute of each (armpit, tricep, pecs)
- Stretches: 30 seconds x 2 of each (levator, upper trap)
- Total time = 5 minutes