Ever tried to get a particularly tight jumper off and felt a twinge in your shoulder? It’s something we see a lot. And something functional shoulder exercises help ease efficiently.
Many of us spend our working week hunched over computers or behind a wheel. You’ll immediately spot someone with a desk job if they have internally rotated shoulders, tight pecs and rounded backs. All of these result in the dreaded hunch. This doesn’t just affect our confidence, but our all-round functional fitness and mobility.
Prolonged tension can lead to tendon injuries. Poor posture, lack of exercise, and even exercise performed incorrectly can all play a part in mobility issues. Straighten out these imbalances and reset your mobility with these functional shoulder exercises.
They look almost too simple. But just like Mediterranean food, sometimes, simple = wonderfully effective. You can perform these anywhere with a wall:
No slacking, now.
We’re spoiling you with all these do-anywhere functional shoulder exercises. This one can even be performed while you’re waiting for your dinner to come out of the oven.
You’ll probably want to hang out in our Kinesis Lounge for this one.
Super-quick biology lowdown: the rotator cuff is a gang of muscles and tendons that keep the ball of your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket. What we’re trying to say is: it’s important. Two-arm rows can balance out these muscles if they’re tight. Strengthen them up by facing downwards on a 45-degree angled bench, then rowing up with a dumbbell in each hand. If you prefer, you can also do these functional shoulder exercises standing.