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Shoulder Prehab


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Light

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
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Forehead to W
1x8
Rotate your hands for the thumbs to point towards the ceiling as your bring your arms to the W. Make sure you have a 90 degrees angle in your shoulders and that your elbows are in line with the shoulders. Pull your hands and elbows up towards the ceiling and not back.
Keep your chest on the floor the entire time and rotate your hands for the thumbs to point towards the ceiling.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.
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Straight to W
1x8
On the way back stop with your elbows in line with your shoulders and a 90 degree angle in your elbows. Lift your forearms towards the ceiling and squeeze on top for a moment.
Keep your chest on the floor the entire time and rotate your hands for the thumbs to point towards the ceiling.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.
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Back Extensions
1x8
Then externally rotate your arms, squeeze your shoulder blades together in the back, look up towards the ceiling and engage the whole back lifting the upper body of the floor.
Keep your feet about shoulder width apart on the floor the entire time.
Move slowly! The longer this takes the more control and strength you will develop!
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Elbow Lifts
1x8
Lift your elbows up as you were trying to make them touch behind your head. Bring them back down slowly. Do not slam them into the floor.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.
Move slowly! The longer this takes the more control and strength you will develop!
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Arm Circles
1x12 each direction
Keep your chest on the floor and lift your head sligthly.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.

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Overhead Triceps Extension Warm Up
1x12 each side
Allow your shoulder to move and elbow to flare naturally as your bend your arm.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
Exhale as you extend the arm. Inhale on the way back.
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Single Arm Overhead Arches
1x8 each side
Engage your core to stabilize your position. Minimize arching of the lower back.
Lock your elbow and look at your hand.
This is a core activation drill and not a back stretch. Do not bend too far towards the back!
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Half Kneeling Single Arm Shoulder Press
1x8 each side
Stop lowering the arm with your elbow next to your shoulder and 90 degrees bent.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
Exhale as you extend the arm. Inhale on the way back.
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Row - Rotate - Press
1x6 each side
Separate your movements. First pull your hand back and up aligning your elbow with the shoulders, then rotate the arm and finally press the hand overhead. Follow this same path on the way back down.
Imagine you had a solid stick going through your shoulders and the working arm all the way to your elbow. Rotate the arm on this axis.
Stand far enough from your attachment point so you can apply constant backwards pressure on the elastic as you extend your arm overhead.
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Bent Over Thumbs Up Back Flies
1x12
Keep your shoulders low and pull your arms back as if you were trying to touch your elbows behind your back.
Rotate your hands so the thumbs are guiding the movement and the elastic is leaving your firsts on the pinky side.
Exhale as you pull your arms back.
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21Shoulder Prehab - Loop Elastic
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Butterfly Shoulder Warmup
3x up and down
Apply constant outwards pressure on the elastic as you raise your arms overhead and back.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
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Overhead Warm Up Pushes
1x8
Separate your movements. First rotate your arms inside of your shoulders to bring the elbows in front of your chest. Then push your hands overhead.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Apply outwards pressure on the elastic the entire time but do not externally rotate your arms.
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External Rotations with Loop
1x8
Externally rotate your arms against the pressure of the elastic whilst keeping your elbows connected to your side.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
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Looped Wall Steps
1x6 step each way
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Slide your hand out on the wall against the pressure of the elastic. Keep your elbows locked.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
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Forearm Plank Shoulder Burner with Elastic and Foam Roller
1x12
Rock your elbows back and forth carefully whilst keeping your body stable.
Engage your core and create 1 straight line from your feet all the way through your neck.
Protract and depress your scapula. Do not allow your shoulder blades to stick out behind.
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28Japanese Shoulder Warm Up
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Elastics - Back Flies in 5 Angles
1x8 each angle
Straighten your arms and work with your palms facing the attachment point.
Straighten out your back and keep your shoulders low.
Work through all 5 angles: Up overhead, 45 degrees towards the side, perfectly out towards the side, 45 degrees towards the floor and with the hands next to the hips.
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Elastics - Front Flies in 5 Angles
1x8 each angle
Straighten your arms and work with your palms facing away from the attachment point. Keep your knees sligthly bent.
Straighten out your back and keep your shoulders low.
Work through all 5 angles: Up overhead, 45 degrees towards the side, perfectly out towards the side, 45 degrees towards the floor and with the hands next to the hips.
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Elastics - Outward External Rotations
1x8 each side
Externally rotate your arm against the pressure of the elastic whilst keeping your elbow connected to your side.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
focus on form and keep the band under constant pressure., "Go slow and controlled. We are training very small stabilizing muscles here. If the applied pressure becomes too high the bigger shoulder muscles will take over. For them the elastic will not apply enough force and the exercise becomes useless. Use a weak elastic, focus on form and keep the band under constant pressure."
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Internal Shoulder Rotations with Elastic
1x8 each side
Internally rotate your arm against the pressure of the elastic whilst keeping your elbow connected to your side.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
focus on form and keep the band under constant pressure., "Go slow and controlled. We are training very small stabilizing muscles here. If the applied pressure becomes too high the bigger shoulder muscles will take over. For them the elastic will not apply enough force and the exercise becomes useless. Use a weak elastic, focus on form and keep the band under constant pressure."
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Diagonal Pull Apart
1x4 each way
Keep your shoulders low as you diagonally pull the elastic apart.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.

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Back to Wall W to Y
1x8
Place your feet hip width apart on the floor with minimal distance to the wall.
Only place your hands on the wall if your shoulder mobility allows it. Whilst the goal is for the entire forearms to be on the wall eventually this particular exercise should not be a stretch.
Do not arch your back or stick your ribs out. Work on keeping your entire back connected with the wall.
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Internal Downward Rotations with Elastic
1x8 each side
Hold your working elbow at a 90 degree angle perfectly in line with both of your shoulders.
Imagine you had a solid stick going through your shoulders and the working arm all the way to your elbow. Rotate the arm on this axis.
Make sure to use an elastic that only places minimal pressure on your shoulder. If the elastic is too strong different muscles will take over and the exercise will lose its effect.
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Single Arm Forarm Plank Wide Back Row
1x8 each side
Pull your elbow back next to your shoulder.
Engage your core and create 1 straight line from your feet all the way through your neck.
Keep your hips and shoulders perfectly squared and parallel to the floor.
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Side Plank Thread the Needle with Band
1x8 each side
Attach the elastic behind your ribs close to the floor. Grab it firmly with your top hand.
Rotate your body towards the floor as your reach with the hand underneath your rib cage towards the attachment point.
Look up towards the ceiling as you pull your hand up and over.
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48Shoulder Warm Up Floor - Alt
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Around the World on Stomach
1x10
Externally rotate your hands as you move your arms towards the front. As your hands reach the front the thumbs point towards the ceiling. Reverse this as you bring the hands back down.
Keep your feet about shoulder width apart on the floor the entire time.
Move slowly! The longer this takes the more control and strength you will develop!
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Forearm Plank Trunk Rotations
1x8 each side
Engage your core and create 1 straight line from your feet all the way through your neck.
Look up as you reach towards the ceiling. Both of your arms should end up in 1 straight line.
Move slow and stay in control at all times!
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Push Up Ys
1x6 each side
Engage your core and create 1 straight line from your feet all the way through your neck.
Lift one arm at the time out diagonally in a 45 degree angle. Your thumb needs to point towards the ceiling.
Keep your shoulders and hips immobile.
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Swimming
1x20sec
Pull your hands and feet far away from your center to get as long as possible.
Keep your core engaged to stabilize your position and isolate the movement into your arms and legs only.
Go as fast as possible.
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Hand Raises over Hurdle on Stomach
1x8 each side
Relax your hands back on the floor between each rep.
Keep your chest on the floor the entire time and rotate your hands for the thumbs to point towards the ceiling.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.
Wrist Warm Up


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Light

Handstand Warm Up


Rest between sets: Long enough to recover | Short enough to stay warm
Intensity: Moderate | Focus on form

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