Shoulder Rotator Cuff & Ligament Injuries – Level 1 Strengthening i-Pattern Muscle Activation

Start by holding the band shoulder width apart, with your hands just far apart enough on the band so that there is some tension. Make sure you maintain that tension through the whole exercise.

Slowly and with control, raise your arms all the way above your head, and then bring them back down with control. It’s important that you keep a neutral spine and engage your core - nothing should be moving except your arms. Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions.

Since the hands are closed when doing this exercise it’s really good for activating and strengthening the rotator cuff muscles in co-ordination with some scapular muscle activation when you are looking to rehab your shoulder injury after straining the rotator cuff itself or spraining the ligaments associated with the shoulder joint.