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How to Do the Y Pose for a Back Workout

Learn how to do the Y pose from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home back workout for men video from Howcast.

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Hi guys. This is Max Tapper again for HowCast.

And what I'm going to show you guys how to do today is some shoulder stabilization exercises in the prone position. Okay? So Prone Shoulder Stabilization Series.

Now, there's going to be five different components of this and they're all going to be different poses.

One is going to be called the I pose. Second one is going to be called the Y pose. Third one is going to be called the T pose. Forth, the W pose. Fifth, the O pose. Okay? Now, as I go down, I'll show you how they work.

All right, guys. So this Prone Shoulder Stabilization Series is going to be targeted at strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Alright? Now, these are the same muscles that pitchers blow out from throwing. That people just injure doing bench and boxing. Whatever the case is, these are one of the exercises that are very, very good at strengthening your shoulders. So let me show you how these work, okay?

The next one we are going to go through is going to be called the Y pose. Now, that's just extending your arms a little wider.

We're going to our retract the shoulder blades again and we're going to hold for about ten seconds.

And down.

And one more time.

Then down.

Now guys, again, remember, you want to always have your head in line with your spine. So your head isn't going to be up in the air or down. It's going to be completely straight. Okay?

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