Sandbags for Shoulder Mobility

Since we work with a lot of tennis players at Zenith Strength, shoulder health and mobility is one of our primary concerns. Sandbags are a great tool to use in any strength and conditioning program. Josh Henkin, is a strength coach widely regarded as the sand bag guy. Here’s a great shoulder mobility exercise that Josh demonstrates in the video using a sandbag integrating the hips and mid back which simulate movements in certain sports. Using tennis as an example, the athlete needs proper mobility in the mid back and hips to coil during the forehand and backhand stroke and needs to be able to efficiently transfer force through the hips up the chain to the mid back to maximize power output.

Stay tuned as I will discuss a few sandbag lifts that can be incorporated in your lifting program to improve strength and explosiveness in the upcoming post.

In strength,



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