If you’ve been around the gym environment, you’ve probably heard people harp on about “turning your glutes on”, “strengthen your core” and “stretch your hip flexors” but it’s important to know why. Your core and glute muscles are crucial for maintaining the position of your pelvis (i.e. where your hips connect to your spine) and protecting your back.
If our last blog on common signs of rotator cuff problems and why it's important to have strong rotator cuffs resonated with you, then you're probably wondering how to go about strengthening the muscles.
Over the next few weeks, we're going to go through the movements that the rotator cuff muscles are responsible for or assist with, and then show some exercises that will help strengthen them.
Let’s start by talking about the movement called external rotation – which is the movement of rotating your arm away from your body.