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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31817764ae
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Implications for Specific Shoulder Positioning During External Rotator Strengthening

Kolber, Morey J PT, PhD, CSCS; Beekhuizen, Kristina S PT, PhD, CSCS; Santore, Todd; Fiers, Hunter

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Abstract

RESEARCHERS HAVE REPORTED THAT UP TO 67% OF THE POPULATION WILL EXPERIENCE SHOULDER PAIN AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME. SHOULDER REHABILITATION PROGRAMS ARE OFTEN INCLUSIVE OF EXERCISES DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE EXTERNAL ROTATOR MUSCULATURE. THIS MANUSCRIPT PRESENTS SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHOULDER POSITIONING DURING STRENGTHENING OF THE EXTERNAL ROTATORS THAT IS APPLICABLE TO BOTH THE ASYMPTOMATIC AND INJURED POPULATION.

© 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Association

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