Prone on Elbows

Up On Elbows

Purpose:

To strengthen and stabilize shoulder during a weight-bearing activity.

Position:

Lie on your stomach and prop yourself up on your elbows.

Action:

  • Slowly shift your weight side to side.

  • Now, slowly raise one arm while balancing with your other arm.

Repeat with the opposite arm.

Weight Bearing For the Arm

Purpose:

To strengthen the elbow (triceps muscle) during a weight-bearing activity.

Position:

Sit on a firm surface and lean on the elbow or your weak arm.

Action:

Shift your weight onto your elbow. Hold, now push up so that your weight is on your hand, and your elbow is straight.

Slowly lower yourself back to your elbow.

Repeat.