I teamed up with my son, Ben Astorga, to make a video outlining how to strengthen and prevent weak and injured shoulders. He has 16 years of cumulative knowledge in high-performance Men's Artistic Gymnastics and is here to share the techniques he uses every day. All you need is a tensile elastic band (available at any sports store) and you can incorporate these movement in your everyday routine.
"As a national level gymnast, I've had a lot of experience having to deal with shoulder issues and consequently shoulder injury prevention. It is crucial to have exercises that you do routinely to activate, warm up and strengthen your muscles, whether they are strong or not.
- Exercise band light-medium tensile force.
- I have three different types. light, medium, hard/tough. I pick depending on my feeling!
In this video I include
- General warm-up exercises
- Specific shoulder rotation exercises
- Stretching for before and after a workout or training
If you have any question regarding these motions, or if you want me to make another video about other muscles groups, please send me an email with any request:
I am happy to help with anything you may need. Gymnasts have to learn how to stretch and strengthen every imaginable muscle they have. That being said, being a national level gymnast I have accumulated some amount of knowledge I would love to share. Train Hard!"