Here’s a better version of the traditional shoulder raise

Here’s an alternative version of the traditional shoulder raise. For many of you, your shoulders will become painful and stiff when you raise your arms above your head, putting you off of the exercise all together. 


Before you give up, try this. By rotating you 90* different muscles kick in, allowing you to go further without pain. This is a great exercise for many people with shoulder impingement. 


Side lying raises change the areas of tension and compression throughout the exercise, often allowing more fluent movement without pain. 


Give it a go and let us know what you think


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