#FitnessFriday – Hinged L’s

1. Start with your chest and upper body resting against a bench, squeeze your shoulder blades so your shoulders are not hunched forward
 
2. Bend your elbows so they form a 90-degree angle at the shoulder, with your thumbs facing behind you, slowly rotate the arms back. Remember it’s a small movement and don’t force the rotation.
 
3. Slowly come back to the starting position and repeat.

#FitnessFriday – Hinged W’s

1. Start with your chest and upper body resting against a bench, squeeze your shoulder blades so your shoulders are not hunched forward
2. Raise your arms up like you are doing a Y position, from here bend the elbows and pull your arms down by your side, so your arm positions form a W shape behind you
3. Make sure you keep your shoulders back and down so you are using your back muscles
4. Slowly raise the arms back up to the starting Y position and repeat

#FitnessFriday – Hinged T’s

Increase shoulder strength and range of motion with the YTWL circuit! We're breaking down this strength training #exercise to explain how each "letter" can help with injury recovery and strengthen shoulders, rotator cuffs and upper back. Today's #FitnessFriday is the T!

1. Start with your chest and upper body resting against a bench, squeeze your shoulder blades so your shoulders are not hunched forward
2. With thumbs facing behind you, and palms up in the air, keeping the arms straight slowly lift them out to the side so we get a shoulder blade squeeze at the end of your range of motion
3. Then slowly lower back to starting position

#WednesdayWorkout – Upper Body Rolls

The upper body roll is designed to unwind the tissue and improve spine rotation and upper/lower quadrants. An excellent stretch exercise to improve mobility and extension!

1. Start laying face down on the floor with your left arm out to the side and your right arm straight above your head.
2. Slowly you are going to lift the left arm off the ground without using your back muscles or glute muscles, lift as high as you can without hiking your shoulder up towards your ear
3. Once your torso and rest of your body starts to lift off with your arm, keep the legs loose and let them finish the movement by rolling over your body once your arm has gone as far as you allow it to.
4. The goal is to try to keep the lower body completely relaxed so you can work through your upper back and shoulder mobility.
5. Try it again from the other side, starting with the right arm out to the side and the left arm straight in front.
Tip: Let the arm guide the entire movement, don’t use your legs or torso to get you to roll over!

#FitnessFriday – Shoulder Y’s

Increase shoulder strength and range of motion with the YTWL circuit! We're breaking down this strength training #exercise to explain how each "letter" can help with injury recovery and strengthen shoulders, rotator cuffs and upper back.

Today's #FitnessFriday is the Y!

1. Start with your chest and upper body resting against a bench, squeeze your shoulder blades so your shoulders are not hunched forward
2. Arms are slowly going to raise up in a Y position, keeping the shoulders down and back, until your arms are near the end of their range of motion
3. Then slowly lower back down to the starting position and repeat.