Rotator Cuff (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subscapularis) Exercises

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Exercises


Side Plank on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise works well for increasing low back strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Core
The Swimmer
Summary

This is a good exercise for the whole back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Side and Arm Stretch on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise stretches the shoulder and side.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Abs: Side, Abs, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Shoulder External Rotation with Exericse Band
Summary

This is a simple but very effective rotator cuff and shoulder exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Diagonal Shoulder Raise & Torso Twist with Exericse Band
Summary

A good exercise for strengthening the shoulders and back muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Shoulder Stability with Exercise Band
Summary

When done correctly, this exercise is great for increasing shoulder stability.

  • Muscle Group: Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Bent Arm Lateral Shoulder Raises with Exercise Band
Summary

This is a simple shoulder exercise that can be done at home.

  • Muscle Group: Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Shoulder Raises with the Exercise Band
Summary

This is a great exercise for the shoulders.

  • Muscle Group: Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Back Muscles
Summary

This is a great exercise for strengthening postural muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Side Star Plank from Elbow
Summary

This exercise is very effective for targeting the core stabilizing muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Lateral Dumbbell Raises
Summary

This exercise can be done in the gym or at home.

  • Muscle Group: Forearms (Wrist), Shoulder: Side, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength
Row with Exercise Band & Exercise Ball
Summary

A straight and upright posture can be achieved if the upper back muscles are strong and well trained.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Kneeling Shoulder Stretch
Summary

Simple shoulder stretch

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Side Plank on BOSU (on elbow)
Summary

This exercise improves core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Starfish Side Plank on BOSU
Summary

Advanced core stability and balance exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance

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