Rock Climbing Warm Up – Shoulder Circles to Prevent Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injuries

Standing with your arms out wide to the left and right, create circles in the forward direction for 30 seconds. Then do circles in the back direction for thirty seconds. Perform this for 60 seconds in total doing 3 sets as a warm up.

This will get the the blood flow and circulation running into the shoulder muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints to prepare your shoulders before you take on a load like rock climbing. You also utilize this exercise as a warm up before doing other sports or physical manual labour involving the shoulders.

If you have any pain or difficulty doing this exercise, consult your local physiotherapist before continuing.