This is Brent, President of B2C Fitness and we're talking about shoulder resistance
training progressions. Now the second exercise in our relative flexibility
progression is the PNF carry away. I'm going to have Salvina come out and help me
demonstrate this exercise. Now, you'll notice that I have a band situated at a
lower angle, so we're going to create a diagonal force. This exercise is a little
more complicated than the scaption exercise we were doing progressions of
earlier, so you might have to go through a little bit more detailed teaching. So I
want to tell her what I'm going to do, "We're going to do a PNF carry away," we're going to show, so it's going to look
like this, and then you may have to lead her through the movement or lead them
through the movement. So, that exercise is going to be from here, to here.
Once they feel like they have the hang of it, we go ahead and let them move through the movement.
Once again, the PNF carry away, just to kind of describe the movement pattern
here, it's not just abduction, but it's abduction and external rotation, similar
to unsheithing a sword, if you've ever seen an old pirate movie. Now, the reason
this movement is the second movement in our relative flexibility progression, is it
does require more flexibility, more stability, than the scaption exercise we
talked about before. So somebody with a small amount of movement dysfunction will be
able to perform this exercise, but if they still have a whole lot of upper
body dysfunction, you still have a lot of restriction and work through, they're not
going to be able to perform this exercise without compensation. This exercise
requires a little bit more glenohumeral external rotation, as well as scapular downward
rotation retracttion. There is a benefit to those with a mild amount of movement
dysfunction, so we're progressing here, that we strengthen the external rotators.
Now, as we're using this for a strength exercise, we do need to progress it. Our
progressions for stability are going to be lower body centric because we're
already at a unilateral PNF carry away here. This exercise doesn't work out
very well to try to do both arms at once. So Salvina is going to go from a
single arm PNF carry away, to a single arm, single leg PNF carry away.
Of course, for our more advanced individuals, we could also go two legs
unstable, such as putting them on an Airex pad or BOSU and then one leg unstable.