Rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that work together coherently to stabilize the shoulder. The four muscles are the supraspinatus muscle, the infraspinatus muscle, teres minor muscle, and the subscapularis muscle. The rotator cuff is very important for preventing shoulder injury. One of my favorite ways to build the rotator cuff is working with the body blade. I have used the body blade to rehabilitate my shoulder and make them bullet proof. I have tried almost everything out there that I can think of and body blade worked better than anything else.
Below is a body blade exercise which is my basic exercise that I show beginners and this one is a staple of my warms ups and cool downs. I will share various other exercises with the body blade but this exercise should be mastered first.
Key Points to Remember in exercise below
- Stand Straight with the natural curvature in the back. Squeeze glutes and abs to make sure you are in right posture
- Your arm should not be perpendicular to your chest. There should be an 120-130 angle from your arm to your chest.
- Feet shoulder with apart and parallel to each other.
- Look straight across.