Fitness Friday: Get your shoulders rotating properly

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Do you feel pain when you reach overhead?

This is a really common situation, and even though you may be working on your shoulder strength at the gym, it’s likely you’re missing an important component: rotation.

You see, your shoulder, like your hip, is a ball and socket joint. Often we don’t use it to its fullest extent: we’ll lift our shoulders up and down or we’ll squeeze our shoulder blades together in the back. But that’s only a small part of what the shoulder joint can do.

In this week’s installment of Fitness Friday, Laura teaches us a simple exercise you can do to get the full rotation back into your shoulders, and get rid of that creaky pain of reaching overhead once and for all.

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Laura Coleman - Laura Coleman rocked my world a few years back when she helped me get to the root of all the knee and lower-back issues I’d had since my teens. In just a couple of sessions, Laura put me on a simple program of rehab exercises (unlike any I’d ever seen before) that brought my body back into alignment and actually fixed the problem that no physiotherapist, massage therapist, or chiropractor had ever been able to solve. I was hooked! We’ve been terrific friends and shared many clients since, and I’m delighted that she has offered to share her wisdom with all of you via this Fitness Friday video series. Laura lives in Portland, OR with her two gorgeous daughters. She works her magic at Club Sport and with clients all over the continent via the magic of technology (aka Skype). Check out her blog and website here.


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