Shoulder Health for Overhead Athletes

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For overhead athletes and swimmers, shoulder health is very important. This involves not only strengthening and motor control but also stability. Merriam-Webster defines stability as “the property of a body that causes it when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion to develop forces or moments that restore the original condition.” When it comes to shoulder health we want to maintain the “original condition” and be able to quickly “restore” this position if there is a change in positioning.

To improve your shoulder stability, try these few exercises. I like to use kettlebells in the “bottom up” position to really challenge stability.

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