Common Strengthening Exercises
Cuban Press

Barbell Cuban Press

This move works the small muscles of the shoulder joint that control rotational movement. A stronger rotator cuff prevents injury and allows you to lift more in most upper-body moves.

1.Sand tall, holding a barbell with an overhead grip with your hands just outside your thighs
2.Lift the weight until your elbows are bent at 90 degrees
3.Rotate your shoulders until your forearms are pointing to the ceiling, then press the weight up until your arms are straight.
4. Reverse the movement to return to the start.




Dumbbell Cuban Press

Using dumbbells for this move will ensure both shoulders joints are worked independently for balanced strength and stability.




Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.

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