02 Aug 133. Rotator Cuff 101: Understanding Optimal Shoulder Health
Do you have rotator cuff problems? Are you looking to prevent shoulder injuries in overhead sports? Listen in to this episode where Andrew breaks down key concepts for optimal shoulder health. This episode is all about the rotator cuff: anatomy, function, and key training considerations to elevate your shoulder performance.
This episode is a must to understand the importance of the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. Collectively the muscles provide dynamic stability by creating a compressive force of the glenohumeral joint. It also controls the subtle, but crucial movements between the bones of the shoulder joint (i.e. arthrokinematics between the humerus and glenoid fossa). Strengthening your rotator cuff goes well beyond low intensity, isolated rotator cuff exercises. Your rotator cuff needs to adequately stabilize your shoulders during high force, high velocity, and sports specific movements. Andrew also discusses the importance that posture and scapular stability plays in rotator cuff function. Bottom line is to make sure that you are properly training and maintaining your shoulder health for your activities. Check out my YouTube channel for more performance training content! https://www.youtube.com/c/hnlmovement