Shoulder Impingement Exercises Part 2-2: External Rotation in 90° Abduction
2-2. External Rotation in 90° Abduction (Presented by Chng Chye Tuan, Senior Physiotherapist)
The next exercise is called an external rotation in a 90°-90° angle with external rotation (in short: External Rotation in 90° Abduction). You are going to go through this movement of your shoulder in a 90° angle here and an elbow of 90° as well. So with this external rotation action, you will be training more of your supraspinatus muscles. This is an important muscle in your rotator cuff and it helps to stabilize your shoulder joint.
External Rotation in 90° Abduction
So for this exercise, you will be standing in a split stance position, with your legs comfortably apart. Have your band in a mid-height cable. You are going to start off with your fist down in this angle here and you are going to pull the band backwards this way, going through a 90° angle. At all times, you are trying to stabilize your shoulder joint by pulling it backwards and downwards.
This is called an Eternal Rotation in a 90° angle in abduction and flexion of the elbow with external rotation.
For more information about shoulder injuries and the rotator cuff muscles:
- Shoulder Impingement Exercises Part 2-1: External Rotation in 30° Abduction
- Prevent Shoulder Pain With 3 Rotator Cuff Exercises
- Rotator Cuff Stabilty For The Shoulder Joint
- Shoulder Impingement Exercises Part 2-3: Opening Arc From Low To High
- Symptoms and Causes of a Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-3: High Row
- Scapular (Shoulder Blade) Instability
- Anatomy Of The Shoulder
- The Disabled Throwing Shoulder- The “Dead Arm”
- Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-2: Upright Row
- What is the differences between a Frozen Shoulder and Adhesive Capsulitis?
- Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-1: Low Row
- Overdiagnosis of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
- A Physiotherapist’s tips on identifying a Shoulder Injury
- Gym Users – Are you OVER-working the PECS?
- Rotator Cuff – The Shoulder Stabilisers
- For Swimmers : Common Injuries, Treatment And Prevention Tips
- 7 Key Points to Avoid Shoulder Injuries
- Does Bad Posture Lead to Scoliosis?
- Thawing Frozen Shoulders