NEW Scapula Stabilizer Activation Drill [VIDEO]

The deep stabilizers of the scapula are often inhibited because of poor posture.

Today’s drill aims to fix this problem.

It may look easy, but for many it’ll be near impossible because it requires precise control and activation of deep shoulder stabilizers that don’t work properly in many people.

Keys to this exercise include going slow and under control so that the proper muscles work through the full range of motion and keeping your elbow and core/hips LOCKED, so the movement is isolated in the shoulder joint.

The reason why I suggest you start in an open chain (hand free) fashion is because it’s easier to activate the proper muscles and achieve the desired movement.

Once you’ve got that, then do the closed chain version, which fires up the stabilizers even more.

And when you first start, don’t think about reps or anything and just get the proper activation going. Get this down then go for 3-6 circles in each direction.

Would love to know how it feels so try it out and let me know in the Comments after.

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GOOD HINT

leon
leon

this is brilliant!! better than my physical therapy exercises that i did years ago. Thanks ever so much. Stay blessed

Mattie
Mattie

Love this technique, this is an area that is always giving me problems after going to boxing classes, this should help strengthen that area so that I can move better through my punches! Thanks

Richard Czerniawski
Richard Czerniawski

Thanks Eric. This is a real problem area for me. I’m so pleased you covered this subject. I’m going to give this a try. Peace and best wishes, Richard

Eddie
Eddie

Eric. I’m 80, with arthritis in both shoulders and am trying to –stay in the fight. My ROM, is always a challenge. However, these movements have definitely help me stay active. Thanks so much.

George
George

Hi Eddie, sorry to hear about your arthritis. I have had great success with my clients using Serrapeptase (Serrapure is the brand I use), bio-curcumin and light therapy (aka Bioptron lamp, if you can find a therapist in your area). Best of luck.

Steve
Steve

Working it on my arthritic shoulder. It actually feels better afterward. Thanks!

Marlene
Marlene

Love your time to teach me this way to strengthen my Scapula I will practice faithfully.
Thank you

Jay
Jay

Wow it works deep

Patrick
Patrick

This is great! Awesome content!

Colby
Colby

Thanks for the exercise! I have extremely poor mobility/control of my scapula, and this is a great exercise to wake up those muscles!

michele
michele

Wow, this is a great video demo! Wish I had this years ago!!! I tore all muscles, tendons and ligaments in my neck and upper back in a Mt. Biking accident 28years ago. It took years to recover and multiple visits to various physical therapists (still had issues as late as last year) It was approximately 20 years before anyone diagnosed a problem with my scapula winging out. Sharing this demo as I’m hoping it helps someone else out there who suffers from shoulder or upper back issues. Thanks so much for creating this!