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This collection of videos focuses on the complexity of the shoulder joint, which is a common area for instability and injury. Learn how to strengthen shoulder musculature and improve overall shoulder mechanics with sound cueing and modifications. Video topics include free weight training, elastic resistance, therapeutic exercises, and various fusion formats
Video 486 | Arms and Shoulders Builder (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
The goal of this workout is hypertrophy/growth of the muscles that move the shoulder and elbow joints. We will accomplish this with a high repetition routine using resistance that allows us to engage or "squeeze" our muscles for better contractions. Work the triceps, shoulders, and biceps muscl...
Video 481 | Isometric Boost Shoulder Internal Rotation (15 min) with Lauren EIrk
If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help strengthen muscles that internally rotate the shoulder to keep the rotator cuff healthier and help with upward rotation using a Theraband and mini ball.
The isometrics in this routine will help you move the arm out to the si...
Video 478 | Shoulder Stability (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
The shoulder blade, clavicle, and upper arm (humerus) make up the four major joints of the shoulder, including its position on the rib cage. In this video, we will practice specific exercises that improve not only shoulder mobility, but also shoulder function to keep from injury. A chair and a ...
Video 464 | Mobility Challenge: Day 3 (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
On Day 3 of the mobility series, we will look to strengthen the muscles involved in pushing things away from our body. The motions include shoulder flexion, shoulder adduction / protraction, and elbow extension.
Within this, we also look at the spine's involvement in the push.
Video 461 | Yoga Chair Shoulder Mobility (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
Yoga itself is an isometric practice using the principles of resistance training. Postures, or "asanas", are used in Yoga to create maximum health in the body for improved concentration and control. In this practice, the focus is to improve the integrity of the shoulder joint.
Video 448 | Chair TheraBand and Back Workout (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
This seated resistance band workout that is not only joint friendly, but allows you to practice the entire routine from a chair! This workout is designed to strengthen and tone the areas of the back and shoulders. Using a TheraBand, we will be anchoring the band under the body and against the ch...
Video 445 | Neck and Shoulder Mobility (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
Neck and shoulder pain is very common for many individuals, especially when we are under stress. To relieve tension, stretching, massage, and traction techniques are often prescribed. However, any modality that we use to increase range of motion can also potentially weaken muscles if the stretc...
The shoulder is a very complex joint. It is the most mobile and the least stable joint in the body. In this workout, we will train many of the cardinal planes of the shoudler. Practice positional isometric strength training to build strength, improve muscle contractions, lower risk of injury, ...
Video 415 | Shoulders 360 (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
The shoulder is considered the most mobile joint in the body. The shoulder does not have a stable structure, having a relatively shallow socket. Therefore, it is it is largely managed through its liagaments and muscular attachments. It is very susceptibleto injury.
Video 402 | Elastic Shoulder Therapy (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
Shoulder injuries and dysfunction are common, due to the fact that shoulders are largerly held together with muscles. I have chosen to use only Therabands for this workout. Elastic bands are great for strength training and often used in rehab settings due to the fact that they do not rely on gr...
Video 391 | Shoulders Express (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk
Get your workout done in 15 minutes with this strength training routine that targets the muscles that move the shoulder joints in the upper body. Experience a variety of positions to alter several muscle divisions of the shoulders, rotator cuff, and surrounding trunk stabilizing muscles.
Video 385 | Frozen Shoulder Therapy (15 Mins) with Lauren Eirk
Frozen shoulder results from the gradual loss of movement in the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint due to trauma from repetitive stress or an isolated incident. Although this joint is one of the most mobile joints in the body, a frozen shoulder can become stuck with very limited movement.
Live Event | Yoga Integrated Isometrics: Upper Body (60 mins) with Lauren Eirk
This workout combines standing, seated, and supine Yoga asanas that are inherently isometric in nature, with many joints holding a position at one time. These poses are chosen for their upper body positions and will be taught in a way to build strength, improve muscle contractions, lower risk of...
Video 369 | Isometric Shoulder Abduction Boost (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk
If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute isometric workout will help strengthen muscles that abduct the shoulder in order to move the arm out to the side. These include the deltoids and associated rotator cuff muscles. Dumbbells will be used to push into as well as for resistance.
Video 332 | Isometric Shoulder Boost: Retraction (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk
If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help strengthen muscles that retract (move the shoulder blades together) the shoulder blades and help keep an upright posture. These include the rhomboids, middle trapezius, and other associated shoulder muscles. A Yoga strap an...
Video 322 | C.P.I. for Neck and Shoulders (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk
If you are plagued with chronic pain and inflammation of the neck and shoulder region, these exercises can be done from any chair with no equipment as an alternative to passive stretching. Instead, the focus is muscle activation and strength. Discover ways to evaluate your weaknesses and balanc...
Video 320 | Isometric Shoulder Boost: Protraction (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk
If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help strengthen muscles that protract (move the shoulder blades apart) and move the arms across the body. These include the pectorals and associated shoulder muscles
Weakness in these areas can affect our respiration, our should...
Video 308 | Isometric Shoulder Boost IV (15 Minute Practice) with Lauren Eirk
If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help strengthen muscles that upwardly rotate and protract (move the shoulder blades apart) the shoulder and help you move your arm over your head without pain using a Yoga block and either dumbbells or a wall.
Video 304 | Isometric Shoulder Boost II (15 Minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk
If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help strengthen muscles that externally rotate the shoulder to keep the rotator cuff healthier and maintain an overall better upright posture using a Yoga strap and mini ball.
You will notice it is easier to retract / draw the sh...
Video 302 | Isometric Shoulder Boost (15 Minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk
If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help strengthen muscles that depress the shoulder to keep tension out of your neck and help you raise your arms overhead more efficiently using a Yoga strap and mini ball. Weakness in these areas can cause shoulder impingement, mak...
Video 263 | FIS Shoulders (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk
This FIS Muscle Focus workout targets the shoulder joint. The FIS Method is based on sound exercise mechanics that is kinder to your joints while giving you great results! This strength training routine targets the muscles that flex, extend, abduct, adduct and rotate the shoulder. This routine...