DO IT RIGHT W W W by Peter Ronai, M.S., ACSM-RCEP ,ACSM-EP , ACSM-CEP , FACSM, CSCS-D TYPE OF EXERCISE activities (1–3,7,8). This article is not meant to help readers diagnose or treat shoulder pain or injuries. Clients should The prone shoulder I exercise, also known as shoulder extension be free of shoulder or upper extremity injuries and related in external rotation, is one of four very basic activities known as pain before performing these exercises. The onset of injury- the T-Y-I-W series of upper body exercises typically performed related pain warrants termination of exercise and immediate in a prone position, which activate and strengthen posterior client consultation with a physician, physical therapist, or shoulder girdle muscles. other health care provider. MUSCLES INVOLVED The prone I exercise can be performed on either a matted floor, (treatment) plynth table, or a multipurpose training bench. The humerus (upper arm) is actively extended at the shoulder Plynth tables typically enable clients to place their faces within a joint while the scapula concurrently is rotated downward, ante- cutout hole, which facilitates breathing and inline stabilization riorly tilted and retracted by the infraspinatus, teres minor, del- of the cervical and thoracic (neck and upper
ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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