Loosen Up Your Shoulders

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12 Responses to “Loosen Up Your Shoulders”

  1. May 29, 2014


    This ones a keeper for me.I had my weekly “Training Session” yesterday(I workout 3times a week)and this morning I was really sore and stiff from the upper body stuff we did.Well this ” Loosen Up Your Shoulders ” Really works! It took all my upper body soreness away and as you said I feel really loose in the shoulders.I wish I could get on the ground for your glut and other exercises but I have a problem getting on the floor,but this one I love!Keep it coming thanks

    • Hi Tim,
      Great to hear! I will definitely keep this coming… next week in fact. FYI, if getting to the ground is an issue consider looking up a couple other short videos I did for Ignition Golf called, 1. Lunge Mechanics and 2. Single Leg Deadlift. Those 2 exercises are great for the glutes.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  2. Jeremy,I did have Some regrets when I saw this “bracchiation ” drill :this is a drill I did daily …67 /63 years ago with a simple towel ,holding THE two ends OF it ( It was a standard exercise for swimmers ) ,when I was a ” star ” free style , butterfly swimmer ,in THE early ’50’s ( Less than 58 seconds in THE 100 meters dash ,21 seconds in THE 50 meters dash ).
    I can’t do it any More ,even with THE tubing :my shoulders have ” rounded ” and become stiff ,despite exersizing THE muscles between THE omoplats .( Rhombo

    • Hi Raymond,
      Based on your previous posts I’m sure you’re working to maintain or improve your posture. My suggestion is to do a nice 5 minute warm up… stretch the chest, neck, lats… finish off with scapular retraction strengthening exercises 3-4x/week.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  3. June 1, 2014


    I have a small pain in my left shoulder before I play, but after the pain is gone. I also am very stiff & don’t seem to be able to rotate my shoulders as You have demonstrated in this video. Will this help loosen up my shoulders?
    I really want to loosen them up just to feel better if nothing else.


    • Hi Louis,
      Without knowing the cause of the “small pain” in your shoulder it’s hard for me to recommend anything specific. This exercise will definitely loosen up your shoulders but please do not continue if it increases pain. You may want to start with the Foam Roller for 5-10 minutes first then try this dynamic movement. Posture is a priority in short and long-term shoulder health.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  4. What is the frequency? Every other day, 10 to 15 reps, in two sets? What is a good warm up or is this it? Thanks, Tim Kelly

    • Hi Tim,
      Frequency totally depends on what you’re doing it for. If I were doing it as a warm-up I would do this for 15-30 seconds starting with a slow pace and building speed over that time period. If doing this as strength training with heavier tubing I would do as you suggest, 10-15 reps 2-3 sets. To work up to this the exercise, the Half Brachiation would be a good warm-up (Advanced Rotator Cuff Program

  5. December 24, 2015


    Hi Jeremy. I dislocated my shoulder in a skiing tumble years ago and now have arthritis in my left shoulder. Is this a good exercise to loosen up arthritic shoulders?

    Thanks, Ron

    • Hi Ron, I’d be cautious with this exercise when you have a dislocation history. Stick to basic sub maximal range of motion and commit more to stability work around the shoulder.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

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    February 7, 2018


    Hi Jeremy,

    This is a good tip, and I will try it. A week or so ago I left a comment on the first of your balance series of tips. Could you take a look at it and respond, please.



  7. Hi !
    Where can I get some tubing and some rubber straps for your exercises?

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