Standing Backhand/Forehand Swing with Hand on Wall

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The backhand/forehand swing with the hand on the wall is a great exercise to address thoracic rotation and shoulder girdle activity on both arms during the same movement. You can either use a stepladder or a wall here. Put your left hand on the step ladder or wall and flex slightly at the knees and the hip in an athletic stance, bending forward. The left hand stays fixed, and with your right hand, swing through as if you're doing a forehand in tennis with the weight shifting to the left hip at the same time. Then bring it all the way back. Big external rotation on the right shoulder, but you've still got a reaction on the left shoulder, shifting to the right hip, and then back again all the way through with the weight shift and returning again. Do this on both sides.

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.