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The shoulders are a common area of the body that receive a lot of trauma, whether it be macro-traumatic like being hit in football, or micro-traumatic and continuously reaching overhead for years for poor shoulder stability and irritating various structures.
If you haven't checked out Part I, read that first! In part I, I displayed various techniques and exercises to help improve dynamic shoulder stability. In part II, we will discuss more advanced exercises to progress to once the ones in part I have become easier and you can perform them with proper technique.
*Disclaimer* I am not a kettlebell enthusiast and all I use in rehab and performance is kettlebells. They are a great implement to add an aspect of instability into training when performed in the "bottoms-up position."
In Part I, we had left off with Kettlebell Sidelying Arm Bar to Press. From there, we would progress into a Baby Get-Up.
If you cannot tell, the Baby Get-Up is a shortened version of the full Turkish Get-Up (TGU). I prefer to progress to the Baby Get-Up because it is an easier version as compared to the TGU. Easier in the fact that there are fewer steps involved and you don't have to go from the ground to standing, which can be a challenging position for some people with the TGU.
Courtesy of Tony Gentilcore
1-arm Bottoms Up Carry
Box Bottoms-Up Carries
If you have gone through Part I and are looking for more of a challenge, then give these a try and let me know what you think.
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