Shoulder Warm Up Dumbbell Complex – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a simple shoulder dumbbell warm up that incorporates anterior to lateral raise with both a neutral and externally rotated grip.  The idea with this exercise is to select a weight that will allow for multiple sets of 8-10 reps.  The other movements that I will often incorporate into my warm up outside of warm up sets for the lifts that I am performing (usually horizontal or vertical push/pull movements) include, posterior fly’s, face pulls, external rotation (arm by side or at 90 degrees).  Failure to warm up is probably one of the most common issues that I see with the every day exerciser.  Often they might think they get away without warming up in their early training days or 20’s, however as one moves into their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and above, the warm up becomes more important as one gets themselves ready for training.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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