Rotator cuff strengthening exercises you can do at the gym or at home.Rotator cuff strengthening exercises you can do at the gym or at home. If you watch sports, I’m sure you have heard about an rotator cuff injury. Usually it’s a baseball player that’s a pitcher. Also it may be a tennis player or many other sports. To keep decrease your chances of injury, you should make sure that you do the proper strengthening exercises. You don’t have to lift heavy with these types of exercises you should focus on muscle endurance. Some of these exercises you can do after injuring yourself after a sports related injury.

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that form a protective sleeve around the shoulder joint despite being a barely visible muscle group, the rotator cuff is essential for shoulder stability and strength. 

Band Standing External Rotation

Primary Muscle Group: Shoulder

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Rotator Cuff

Preparation: Attach your band to a door anchor or suitable object at elbow height. Since you'll be using one handle, be sure to anchor the other end securely. Stand sideways to the anchor point with the band on the opposite side that you are working. Grasp the handle with your palm in and bend your arm at 90 degrees at the elbow. Keep your arm tight to your body and rotate your shoulder so your forearm is across your body.

Breathing: Exhale as you move your arm out to the side; inhale when returning your arm back to the side of your body.