Abduction Routine

Horizontal Abduction Shoulder Exercise

The Move: Horizontal abduction of the shoulders using exercise tubing.

Works On: Posterior deltoid, rhomboids.

Level Of Difficulty: Beginner.

Precautions: Be sure to move each hand the same distance away from the midline.

Setup: Stand with arms up in front, each hand grasping an end of a piece of exercise tubing about 10 inches apart.

The Steps: Slowly pull both hands away from the midline at the same rate until your hands are 2-½ to 3 feet apart. Pause momentarily, then slowly return your hands to the starting position.

Repetitions: Three sets of eight to 10 repetitions resting 30 seconds to one minute between sets.

Options: Adjust the strength and length of the tubing to challenge yourself appropriately. Exercise bands work just as well as tubing.

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In the Union-Tribune on Page E3. 2:00 a.m. July 14, 2009