How to perform the Incline Cuban as a shoulder Prehab/Rehab movement.

Benefit: Shoulder stabilization and prevention of shoulder joint injury. This move stresses the infraspinatus (one of the rotator cuff muscles) which is responsible for external/lateral rotation of the humerus.

Note that this variation does not include the actual “press”. The focus is purely on the rotation.   An incline or prone position provides a better workout for the rotator cuff muscles, as opposed to standing which puts no weight on the rotator cuff.

How to do:

  • Lie on an incline holding plates or dumbbells with a pronated grip. 
  • Use light weights. 
  • Bring your elbows to a T-shape. 
  • Rotate internally and externally maintaining the 90 degrees position. 
  • Looking in a mirror can help you to adjust your position as you fatigue.  
  • Remember to avoid shrugging.  
  • Perform 2 sets of 12 reps.

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