Motion in Resistance Exercises for the Shoulder



Defining an Optimal Range of Motion in Resistance Exercises for the Shoulder 

By Emilio Landolfi, PhD and Rogerio Bernardes, PhD 

There is a difference between a full range of motion and an optimal/safe range of motion during the execution of resistance exercises. Commonly practiced resistance exercises involving the shoulder joint can pose a significant risk of injury. A safe and effective range of motion for a variety of shoulder exercises involving pressing, pulling, and abduction movements is provided.