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What you should use ‘Arm Circles’ for.
The shoulder has an extensive range of motion and floats, held by cartilage and several tendons; it is a common point of injury. Arm circles, generally used as a simple warm-up exercise, can be utilised far better in training to help build the shoulder girdle and improve strength throughout its full range of motion. Common errors made when performing this exercise: - moving other joints to gain a more extensive range of motion. - not working to a full range of shoulder mobility. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Setting up for this exercise: - standing, with room all around you to ensure you do not hit anything. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Cues to remember: - control the motion - keep the body steady and keep honest, minimising help from other areas. - you can complete this near a wall as a gauge of mobility (video 2). ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ It is vital to ensure we have mobile shoulders in life. Whether you are an athlete or office worker, we drastically increase the shoulders chance of injury if we do not keep working on our control throughout its range of movement.