Rock Climbing Warm Up Shoulder Cross Overs to Prevent Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injuries

With one foot forward and one foot back, engage your lower quadrant core and bend through your hips while you cross both arms over the midline of your body over and under for 30 seconds. Do a total of 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 can 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 difficult doing this exercise, consult your local physiotherapist before continuing.