I got a strong prompting yesterday to investigate the exercises required to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder.
The first site I looked at was physioroom.com and comments by Marc Bernier got my attention right away.
“All exercises with dumbells must be performed with light weights (2-3 pounds). Using heavy weights will strengthen the larger muscle groups more resulting in a possible muscular imbalance.” …..”uhuh!”
In my view, a very excellent site rich with reference information and timely advice.
The third site I checked out was sharecare.com and I found the following comments by Diane Armstrong, NASM Elite Trainer of particular interest: “The rotator cuff and scapular stabilizers need to be both trained in isolation to activate weak muscles and in integration to teach proper stabilization for efficient movement of the shoulder joint.” …..”Yes!” “…..and, Oh Yes!”
Did you know that every person has 640 muscles and that most adults have major muscle imbalances which causes them years and years of major pain and serious dysfunction??
Did you also know that in most cases all pain and all dysfunction is probably unnecessary! So who will ask around, why is it this way?
Then, who will help raise adequate funds to hire a professional to sort this out in order to assist every health conscious senior in their 70s and every health conscious elder in their 80s and 90s and younger Canadians in their 50s and 60s?
Now just so that you understand my situation, I am a senior passed75 and although I am still very active in many ways, I am challenged with rounded shoulders and head forward posture from lots of sitting with poor posture. To remain an active senior now and to become an active elder in just a few years, I need better posture, good balance and good alignment. I for one, want to know what to do and how to do it correctly.
So here we have it. What our society does not need and what seniors and our communities do need.
Who wants to be a part of exploring possibilities and developing a number of suitable exercise protocols for use by seniors and by elders and then by Canadians of all ages, so that the correct understanding and necessary expertise is easily and readily available in each and every interested community first across Saskatchewan and then all across Canada?
I am now ready to tackle what is healthy eating and what is correct exercise and so I seek easy access to ten million dollars in funding.
“Do you see the need?”
“Will you support this effort?”
My name is Donald Keith Hills.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us . . . . . Saskatchewan!”
This initiative could help millions of Canadians “a Mari usque ad Mare.”