Snow Angels on Foam Roller

by Anthony Carey, MA

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Snow angels on the foam roller provide an environment to both challenge our balancing mechanisms, and to really make the shoulder girdle go through a full range of motion and ask our scapulothoracic joints to do some important things to get the glenohumeral joint to rotate the way we need it to rotate. Start with your hands down by the floor and your thumbs up. Bring your arms up to shoulder level with your elbows straight. At the point of 90 degrees, externally rotate and supinate, bringing your thumbs to the floor and your hands overhead as far as possible without bending your elbows and without bringing your arms up off the floor. Then reverse the process back down. Our threshold when the hands are going overhead is to only go as far as you can go without flexing the elbow or without bringing the arms up. Then return back to the sides and hold.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.