Prevent Shoulder Injuries With Stabilization Exercises | STACK

Prevent Shoulder Injuries With Stabilization Exercises

January 31, 2013 | Jamal Baptiste

Must See Sports Injuries Videos

Stabilization exercises for the shoulder are commonly used in rehabilitation. However, you should perform them on a regular basis to protect your shoulders from injury.

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Unfortunately, its large range of motion makes it susceptible to injury. Plus, the joint is often overused in sports like baseball, golf, swimming and tennis. Shoulder problems are among the most common ailments reported by athletes.

Shoulder stabilization exercises help protect the shoulder by strengthening the four rotator cuff muscles and all the other muscles that support the joint. They also help eliminate imbalances that may lead to weakness and contribute to overuse injuries over time.

In addition to working the shoulder, you also need to develop strength in the muscles that move your shoulder blades, which are essential for providing stability to the joint.

To protect your shoulders, start performing the exercises below during your warm-up. Not only will you build shoulder stabilizer strength, you will also prepare your body for a better workout.

Jamal Baptiste
- Jamal Baptiste is a strength and conditioning coach and licensed massage therapist. Baptiste has trained a wide variety of clientele, including actors, high school, collegiate...
Jamal Baptiste
- Jamal Baptiste is a strength and conditioning coach and licensed massage therapist. Baptiste has trained a wide variety of clientele, including actors, high school, collegiate...
More Cool Stuff You'll Like

Quarterbacks: 4 Tips to Keep Your Throwing Shoulder Healthy

Avoid Low-Back Pain With These 7 In-Season Exercises

How to Prevent Baseball Injuries During the Off-Season

4 Exercises to Fix Bad Posture and Help You Move Better

The New Rules for Cryotherapy: Why You're Icing Wrong

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy On and Off the Field

Will Joel Embiid Be Able to Succeed in the NBA?

The 8 Most Dangerous Exercises for Your Shoulders

4 Sports Massage Techniques to Relieve Tight Muscles

3 Reasons to Correct Your Weak Links to Prevent Common Injuries

How to Protect Yourself From Heat Stroke This Summer

Tommy John Surgery 10 Times More Common Than a Decade Ago

Predicting the Impact of DeMarco Murray's Hand Injury

4 Strategies to Prevent Tommy John Surgery

Should Pitchers Ice After Throwing to Prevent Shoulder Injuries?

Prevent ACL Injuries With This Hamstring-Focused Workout

How to Bench Press With a Shoulder Injury

Outsmart Injury With These 4 Predictive Tests

3 Causes of Recurring Hamstring Injuries

How to Avoid Softball Pitching Injuries

Pectoral Tendon Ruptures and Injury Prevention

Keys to Preventing Groin Injuries in Hockey

Tips for Working Out With a Hand or Arm Injury

6 Steps for Recovering From a Season-Ending Injury

How Cristiano Ronaldo Can Defeat the Witch Doctor's Curse

8 of the Most Ridiculous Off-Field Athlete Injuries of All Time

What You Need to Know About Tiger Woods' Back Injury

Why Strengthening This Muscle May Fix Knee Pain

How to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

2 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Does Loss of Sleep Have Same Effects as Sports Head Injuries?

Impressive Advances in ACL Rehab

The Best Exercises for Preventing a Groin Pull

How to Prevent Injuries With 3 Yoga Poses

5 Tips to Intelligently Train Through Lower Back Pain

How to Train With Shin Splints

Why Your Shin Splints Aren't Really Shin Splints

3 Ways to Protect Your Knees and Prevent ACL Injuries

Bulletproof Your Body with 5 Easy Injury Prevention Exercises

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries

Maintaining Your Lower-Body Strength After Tommy John Surgery

Evan Gattis's Protection-Enhanced Catcher's Helmet

Why a Sports Hernia Won't Ruin Jadeveon Clowney's Rookie Season

5 Exercises to Prevent ACL Tears

3 Ways to Prevent the Most Common Hockey Injury