Shelton Sports and Spine | Shelton, CT Chiropractor | Dr. Jason Queiros | Dr. Ryan Pegolo | Sports Chiropractic
Purpose: This is a great shoulder and upper back rehabilitation exercise. It can be used with bands at home or with a cable column at the gym. It is excellent for improving, re-balancing, and strengthening postural muscles.
Instructions: While standing with your core engaged (pelvic tilt), squeeze shoulder blades together while maintaining arms extended. Slowly extend arms up and back (Y), straight back (T), and back and down (A). These movements are to be done in a very controlled fashion and only engaging back muscles, while trying to relax neck and chest muscles.
Common Errors: Shrugging your shoulders or excessively bending your elbows are indicative of weak postural muscles, weak shoulders, and or tight chest muscles.