Bear hugs with a resistive band are an awesome strategy to strengthen the shoulders after an injury or surgery. Watch more Ask Doctor Jo videos featuring full routines for common injuries and syndromes at
To perform bear hugs with a resistive band:
1. Seated or standing, wrap a resistive band around your back at about elbow height. Hold the resistive band within the front together with your thumbs up.
2. Starting together with your elbows bent, push outward and forward making a circle like you’ll give someone a hug. Control the band back to the starting position.
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