Proximal stability for distal mobility. You’ve probably heard that one before. It means that the muscles closer to the body have to be strong and stable so that the muscles farther away from the body can move.

This especially applies to the shoulder joint. Improving the strength and stability of the shoulder and scapula (shoulder blade), is a necessary step towards improving wrist and hand movement.

This week I made a video on shoulder exercises and activities you can do at home, without equipment, to improve shoulder movement, strength, and stability. I start with the basics and then move to more advanced movements. I also provide modifications to meet you where you’re at.

I hope you find this video helpful. What exercises or activities do you do to work on shoulder stability and strength?