Article by Iain Bain
Freelance Writer and Fitneff Inc. Blogger
February 12th, 2016
Internal rotation of the shoulders (scapulae) is a common muscular inefficiency that deteriorates the nine to five desk worker. This is a simple way to test your shoulders’ health and two movements you can do at work to prevent and reverse the damage being done.
If the pens point towards each other, no matter how slight the angle, your shoulders sit with an internal rotation. This leads to tightening of the neck, deterioration in posture, pinched nerves, headaches, I could go on. Your goal is for your shoulders to sit retracted and externally rotated giving you a proud chest, i.e. parallel pens.
You may not be able to reach the wall on your first try. This is normal. The more you practice the more your range of motion will improve. Do three to four sets of 15 daily.
This exercise is designed to improve your scapular mobility and strength. Do three to four sets of 15 reps daily.
Name: Iain Bain
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