Improve your running form and shoulder strength to prevent niggles, aches, and pains.
By DR. RACHEL TAVEL, PT, DPT, CSCS
Your shoulders are probably not the first body part you think about strengthening when running is your go-to sport, but you might want to rethink that. The muscles around the shoulder, including the four rotator cuff muscles, are important for all of us runners, as they affect your arm swing. Strengthening the rotator cuff muscles can contribute to improved running form as well as stronger shoulders, will help you in your starts.
Here are 5 exercises to get you started
- Resisted External Rotation
- Side-Lying External Rotation
- Side-Lying Lift
- Resisted Internal Rotation