Rotator Cuff Exercise Routine and Rotator Cuff Exercise Routine
Rotator Cuff Exercise Routine
By Lee Hayward
The shoulder joint is a complex formation of bones,
muscles and tendons and provides a great range of
motion for your arm. However, a downside to having
this extensive range of motion is that the shoulder
joint is more vulnerable to injury.
If you have ever heard a popping sound or felt a sharp
pain in your shoulders while weight training then this
is a sign a shoulder injury commonly called a rotator
cuff tear or shoulder tendonitis. Basically it is a tear
or strain in the rotator cuff muscles and tendons.
The tendons of the rotator cuff muscles receive very
little oxygen and nutrients from blood supply. This lack
of blood supply is the reason why a shoulder injury can
often take a long time to heal. This is also why shoulder
problems are common in elderly people. The lack of blood
supply makes the shoulder joint more vulnerable to
degeneration with aging.
The prevention of shoulder injuries comes down the
conditioning of the shoulder muscles and tendons, which
ultimately involves both stretching and strengthening of
the shoulder joint. Warming up properly before your workouts
and lifting weights that you are capable of handling with
good exercise form will go a long way to help prevent
Even if you don't have any shoulder problems now, the
following rotator cuff strengthening exercises could
save you from major problems in the future.
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