Tubing exercises are quite popular in the rehabilitative setting to train the rotator cuff muscles, but obviously, there is a big difference between using dumbbells and elastics. Basically, the concept is simple: use an exercise tube or band and have a partner follow the movement pattern to accommodate strength (i.e.
” So with that said, let’s start with some isolation exercises.Some authorities feel that the subcapularis is the missing link to unlocking true strength of the upper extremities and improving shoulder strength and health.Many therapists often claim that this muscle tests weak and should be subsequently trained.Today, there are more training tools available for personal trainers than ever. Remember, resistance can come from many different sources. Every time I’m asked what I think of this machine or that machine, my response is always the same: get yourself a simple barbell and dumbbell set with an adjustable bench and forget the rest. Many trainers find themselves in a situation where space and budget are limited, though, and free weights may not be the best option.
As far as I’m concerned, free weights reign supreme!One such source that is quite popular in the field of personal training involves resistance tubing and bands.These are portable devices that are relatively inexpensive and quite versatile.You can perform just about any exercise with a tube and they even come in different resistances (they are usually color-coded for this reason.) With so many benefits, resistance tubes seem like the perfect training tool…except for a slight problem: If using elastics and one end is fixed, it creates resistance patterns which do not ideally match the torque-joint angle curves of the body because the bands increase resistance fairly linearly throughout the range.Well, the answer to that is simple: tubing encourages the disproportionate development of accelerators versus decelerators, and that my friends, can lead to injury.In fact, out of 16 cases of rotator cuff tendonitis reported by the national synchronized swim team of Canada, all but 1 case were corrected by eliminating tubing and using dumbbells instead.