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Elastic Resistance for Rotator Cuff Exercises?

From Todd Wilson:

Question
Thought I read around here that one should perform external rotation work with dbells or pulleys if possible as opposed to bands/tubing. If so, how come?

Thanks in advance!

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Answer

The resistance curve of the tubing is opposite of the strength curve of the muscles worked.

Therefore, only the last few degrees of movement are effective, and the first few degrees are pointless.

Also, one problem with rotator cuffs is that the external rotators don’t fire when they need too, by having low load at the beginning of the movement as tubing does, this reinforces this dysfunction and prevents them from firing when they need too.

Todd Wilson

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