Mobility: "Standing L"
Directions: Perform my
exercises at “beginning” of workout for maximum benefit and improvement.
OBJECTIVE: Open front of shoulders & strengthen back of shoulders.
*Note: For those that struggle with the Scare Crow or two-arm version of the Standing 'L,' I simply have them exercise ONE ARM at a time. Usually people can work up to doing both arms at once if they remain consistent for a few weeks. The key point is to have clean form--even if you can only do one side at a time for now.
Tips: This is a great and simple exercise to help open the front of shoulders which are tight in most people. The muscles used on backs of shoulders to pull arms up get good strength work as well. The key with this one is to maintain the 90° angle or bend in the elbows throughout the whole range of motion.
This exercise is intended for "normal healthy"
individuals. If you have an injury, or abnormal pain is present,