Shoulder Mobility Drills

In the last post I talked about shoulder health and the importance of having mobility in the mid back or T-spine.
Here are a couple of drills to improve your mid back mobility.

The first video is basic soft tissue preparation to loosen up the mid back and work on thoracic extension range of motion which is necessary in athletes regardless of their sport.  I got this idea from the Inside and Out dvd. I highly recommend this if you are a strength coach working with athletes involved in overhead sports.

The second video is a drill that I also learned about from the Inside out dvd, used to work on improving mid back rotation. We use this drill with the tennis players that we work with as mid back rotation is used extensively for the serve and ground strokes.

Add these to your warm up routine to keep the shoulders healthy.

In strength,

Shyam

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