Rotator Cuff Strength for CrossFit

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The shoulder is the most often injured body part in CrossFit workouts.  That’s probably due to how shoulder intensive most WODs can be.

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That’s just to name a few.

The shoulder is not a weight bearing joint, meaning it’s not like the hips or knees which are designed to take stress every day.  What that means is we need to show our shoulders some love to help keep up with the demands of CrossFit.

The rotator cuff does more than just rotate the shoulder, it’s a dynamic stabilizer, which means that it helps keep your shoulder joint in place when you’re performing all the moves I listed before, as well as the ones I didn’t.

I think that most CrossFit programs miss the boat when it comes to baseline rotator cuff strength.  We don’t need to be fancy, here are some great exercises to get you started in building some bulletproof shoulders.

#1 full cans

#2- overhead full cans

#3- side lying external rotation

#4- side lying ER slowdowns

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ROTATOR CUFF STRENGTH FOR CROSSFIT🏋️‍♀️ . ⚡️The shoulder is the most often injured body part in CrossFit workouts. That’s probably due to how shoulder intensive most WODs can be. . ✔️snatches ✔️pull ups ✔️push ups ✔️overhead presses . 👉That’s just to name a few. . 🔥The shoulder is not a weight bearing joint, meaning it’s not like the hips or knees which are designed to take stress everyday. What that means is we need to show our shoulders some love to help keep up with the demands of CrossFit. . 🔧The rotator cuff does more than just rotate the shoulder, it’s a dynamic stabilizer, which means that it helps keep your shoulder joint in place when you’re performing all the moves I listed before, as well as the ones I didn’t. . 💡I think that most CrossFit programs miss the boat when it comes to baseline rotator cuff strength. We don’t need to be fancy, here are some great exercises to get you started in building some bulletproof shoulders. . 🎥1️⃣- full cans 🎥2️⃣- overhead full cans 🎥3️⃣- side lying external rotation 🎥4️⃣- side lying ER slowdowns . Try these out and let me know how you do‼️ . TAG, COMMENT, SHARE with a friend who needs to build their shoulders up‼️ . 🎶- 17-MK . #physicaltherapy #physio #strengthandconditioning #crossfit #crossfitopen #shoulders #shoulderworkout #shoulderstrength #rotatorcuff #rotatorcuffworkout #impingement #bench #benchpress #pullups #snatch #cleans #olympiclifting #performbetter #washingtondc #dcfitness #fitdc #thefitdistrict #districtcrossfit #docmike

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Try these out and let me know how you do!

#physicaltherapy #physio #strengthandconditioning #crossfit #crossfitopen #shoulders #shoulderworkout #shoulderstrength #rotatorcuff #rotatorcuffworkout #impingement #bench #benchpress #pullups #snatch #cleans #olympiclifting #performbetter #washingtondc #dcfitness #fitdc #thefitdistrict #districtcrossfit #docmike

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