Although I’m middle-aged, I have very young children … yes, I’m blessed !!
One of the great things about young children is they never tire of running, jumping and playing.
It’s great motivation for me and I try to join in with whatever they’re doing … it’s great fun.
All this fun reminded me of how much I loved playing baseball.
Since I love hitting a tire with a sledge hammer … plus it’s a great full-body workout, I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate a baseball-type swing into my training. Plus .. it’s a great way to warmup your shoulders. Here’s the result:
Warmup your shoulders with horizontal swinging
Here’s what I like about horizontal swinging:
- it’s fun
- it’s explosive
- it’s a great way to develop the hip rotation necessary for a powerful swing
- it’s a full-body workout
- it’s a great way to warmup your shoulders
- did I mention … it’s fun !!
If you’d like another exercise to warmup your shoulders in a hurry … try the slingshot. Here’s how:
Warmup your shoulders with the slingshot
OK .. here are 2 different ways you can warmup your shoulders. Give them a try and let me know how your shoulders respond.
ROTATER client says …
” … My recommendation is that outpatient orthopedic clinics should have the ROTATER as an everyday tool for restricted shoulders just as they would have a set of pulleys and arm bike. I believe it will remain as a main stay tool for shoulder rehabilitation in our profession …” – Julie Barnett PT, DPT, MTC
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