When it comes to working out, even the smallest injuries can hamper the progress you may be seeking.
With the complexity of the shoulder joint, pain can be caused by a variety of different injuries. This is partially due to the complexity of structures within the shoulder. The muscle that is thought of most commonly when it comes to the shoulder is the Deltoid. While training the Deltoid muscle is important, prioritizing all the muscles that are involved with the main movements of the shoulder will help to combat any shoulder injuries or discomfort that you may have.
This can include parts of the upper-back musculature as well as some of the smaller muscles in the shoulder joint, including the rotator cuff.
With EGYM at Apex, you can trust that you are getting a full-encompassing workout. Our upper body machines target the major muscle groups involved in movements such as shoulder flexion, extension, adduction and abduction. We can target shoulder flexion with the shoulder press machine. This paired with the Lat pull-down machine will work both the flexion and extension aspects and will target not only the anterior and posterior deltoid but also some of the ancillary muscles such as the Latissimus Dorsi.
With the EGYM machines, we can also limit the range of motion for shoulder flexion to help minimize the pain and make the exercise as comfortable as possible. We can also provide other options outside of the EGYM machines. Exercises such as Dumbbell Lateral raises can help with shoulder abduction and adduction and provide a focus for the lateral portion of the Deltoid.
Lastly, one of the most common injuries of the shoulder joint is to the rotator cuff.
The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles. These include the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and the Subscapularis. The primary role of the rotator cuff is to carry out internal and external rotation. Using a band or cable, simply go through the rotation motion seen below. Do this slowly and limit the range of motion if this action causes pain.
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