Exercises for the Rotator Cuff

By Steve Silverman

The shoulder socket is surrounded by four small muscles called the rotator cuff. Over time and through use, these muscles can get damaged or torn. However, they can also get strengthened through exercise. By building up the rotator cuff, the shoulder can get stronger and function more easily.

Isometric External Rotation

Stand with your side against the wall. Bend your elbow to 90 degrees. Press the back of your hand against the wall and press for 10 seconds. Relax and then repeat this 10 times. Change position and do the same thing on your opposite side.

Shoulder Roll

Hold 5-lb.weights in each hand. Let the weights hang by your side. Shrug your shoulders up and then rotate the back of your shoulder blades. Return to the original position and repeat this exercise 10 times.

Shoulder Blade Exercise

Stand with your arms at your side. Bend your elbows and push them backwards, tightening your shoulder blades at the same time. Hold the position for 5 seconds and then bring your arms back to your side. Repeat this 10 times, take a 30-second break and do another set.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.


Tim B.  left a review of La Mirada

Keith F. joined GolfLink
Victor V. joined GolfLink
Fred H. joined GolfLink
Bryson F. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Related Articles

Article Image Lower Body Exercises to Add Distance to Your Drives

Golfers are often looking for tips and techniques to improve their yard...

Article Image The Complete At Home Golf Workout

  Getting in shape doesn’t have to include a gym member...

Article Image At Home Golf Exercises: Core Strengthening

  Core strength is key to improving distance by generating powe...

Article Image At Home Golf Exercises: Leg Strengthening Exercises

  Staying in shape doesn’t have to involve a fully sticke...

Article Image Arm and Shoulder Dumbbell Exercises to Add Distance

  For golfers looking to add distance to their drives, te...

View All Related Articles