Let’s strengthen your upper back and shoulder region for better posture!
More Pars Fitness Coach Karen Palacios-Jansen shows you an effective strengthener for your shoulders and upper back region. This is a variation of the Standing Shoulder Rotators, but you are working muscles at a different angle.
Key benefits of this move:Strengthens postural muscles in your back
Improves your posture at set up
Strengthens your buttocks and core as you perform on the ball
Your goal is a repetition of 8-10 times.
The Set Up & Execution
• Sit on an exercise ball, then roll down so only your shoulders are on the ball.
• Squeeze your buttocks and engage your core to create a table with your body.
• Slowly rotate your shoulders so your forearms are perpendicular to the ground.
• Return to the start position and repeat the motion 8 to 10 times.
• As you get stronger, add 1-2 lb weights to the mix.
Engage your core and glutes; and keep them engaged through the move.
Do not allow your table to fall. To maintain your table, ensure that you are engaging your core and squeezing your glutes. An engaged core allows the right muscles to recruit and protect our spine.
So let’s make sure you get green checks on these key points:
• Set up with shoulders on a ball, as well as glutes and core engaged.
• With small hand weights, set your arms parallel to the ground.
• Rotate your forearms back and down behind you so that they are parallel to the ground.
• Add weights as you get stronger.