As I start to prepare and get ready for my Body Beast/P90X3 hybrid, I feel now is a great time to get to some "preparation work" in order to maximize my progress as well as reduce my risk of injury.
I have stated that I do not wish to start my hybrid until my second son is born and the craziness surrounding a new baby dies down a bit. Because of this, I think this is a perfect time to get back to a shoulder "pre-hab" program that I came across a while ago.
This "workout," created by Beachbody's Steve Edwards, is designed to strengthen and improve the overall stability of the shoulder joint. The shoulder is involved in so many actions, but also runs a much higher risk of injury. I have used this program in the past with great success, and have even used it with some of my personal training clients with great success as well.
I will be using this shoulder pre-hab every 2-3 days (along with some core work) for the next week or two until I finally start my Beast/X3 hybrid.
If you have had shoulder issues in the past or wish to prevent them in the future, I can't recommend this program enough!