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This exercise ball exercise biases the supraspinatus muscle, a muscle often neglected in lifters to their detriment later on. Body builders like to work on the deltoid muscle to round out their shoulders; however, creating muscle imbalances between the deltoid and supraspinatus can lead to impingement and ultimately to tendinitis, tendinosis, and tears. This is a significant muscle involved in shoulder stabilization so is important in most sports involving use of the upper extremities.
If you are a swimmer this is a very important exercise for you. For more exercises to include in your swimming dryland training program click here.
Other good open kinetic chain rotator cuff exercises are:
Reverse Flyes at 450
Reverse Flyes at 900
Repeat this ball exercise 6 times
Repeat this ball exercise 10 times
Repeat this ball exercise 15 times
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