Since Instagram is so popular right now, I decided to put together a 22-day series of quick educational posts.

For the next 22 days I will post a quick video or photo that will cover various topics; from fitness to nutrition to living a healthy lifestyle.

The goal is to share some fitness and wellness information that will help you with your health-related goals.

DAY 15 OF 22

Today’s post is about Shoulder Stability.

Due to our sedentary lifestyles, it’s no surprise that many folks deal with tight hips and shoulders. Sitting for prolonged periods of time is doing a number on our bodies.

That said, only focusing on stretches and mobility drills may not get the job done. I see a lot of people who need to also improve their shoulder stability. Once you’ve improved the mobility of a joint, it’s important to add some stability on to that improved range of motion.



If you are looking to improve your shoulder health, consider these stability exercises:
1. Half Get Up Variations
2. Shoulder Taps
3. Rolling Patterns
4. Crawling & Quadruped Holds

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About Doug Balzarini
Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is the owner of DB Strength, which provides fitness training, education, and resources. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Alliance MMA where he works with UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Travis Browne, Ross Pearson, Alexander Gustafsson, and more. Prior to starting his own business, Doug worked at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Operations Director for Todd Durkin Enterprises (TDE).  

He has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at SDSU and has obtained multiple certifications including ACE, NSCA-CSCS, MMA-CC, TFW Level 1, TRX instructor training, RIP training, CrossFit Level-1 Training, EFI Gravity instructor training, LIFT Sandbag Certification, and FMS training. He has produced his 2 DVD projects on strength training for combat athletes, appeared in many fitness videos and articles, and was a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” FOX TV show in 2012.

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