Today’s Therapy/Exercise focuses on the affected arm by utilizing a wide range of motion. Similar to “up n’ downs,” this exercise gives me the opportunity to really move my entire affected right arm - specifically targeting the range of motion I wish to achieve fully with my shoulder. I work this exercise with Tom - though I am working everyday to ensure that I am giving more of myself and using less of him.
SETS x REPS
2 x 25
I start by standing straight and facing a mirror so I can watch my reflection during every move. Remember...it is very important to watch your body parts move during recovery therapy/exercises because it retrains your brain.
With my hand at my side, first, I bring my entire arm in front of my body and keeping my arm extended as I raise it above my head. At the highest point my hand can be extended, I briefly keep the position for just a second. This is to regather my thoughts and focus on the movement downwards. Make sure you bring your arm back down in a controlled manner.
I rest then complete my second set before moving to next exercise.
I repeat this therapy/exercise 3 times per day - after I eat breakfast, after I eat lunch and before I eat dinner. I make sure that I focus on the arm during this therapy/exercise and I don’t let my mind wonder. As mentioned above, it is important during these exercises to focus on quality. It is far better for you to be able to keep control of your arm during this entire movement than to crank reps out. A controlled movement downwards is key to having a successful therapy session.
Now, I’ve got to get back to my second rep! Tune in next week for a new installment of exercises.
And here's Trader Teddy to visit with me again as promised & give me 2 stocks under $10 that I can invest in.
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