#40 Open Can

Position: Supine

Description: Start by lying on your back. Wrap the resistance band around the bottom of your feet and place one end of the band in each hand. Start with your hands by your side. Depending on the tension in your band, bend your knees as needed to make the movement achievable. Keep your chest up and shoulders down and back. From here, lift your arms up and over your head with a 30-degree abduction to end with your arms slightly wider than your shoulders. Go until your end range of motion or until your arms are resting overhead on the floor. Slowly return to starting position and repeat.

Progressions:

  • Standing Open Can With band
  • With light (2.5-5 lb) dumbbell

Targeted Muscle Group(s): Subscapularis

Key Points:

  • Keep tension on the band throughout exercise.
  • Keep your wrist above your elbow and elbow above shoulder.
  • Keep scapula retracted.
  • Keep your core engaged.

 

PROGRESSIONS

Standing Open Can With band