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Explosive power drill reverse snow angel for rugby players
5 Jul 2017

How to do a Reverse snow angel for Power Rugby Players

The reverse snow angel drill improves shoulder mobility by strengthening external rotators and stabilization musculature of the shoulder. Shoulder strength and mobility is an important trait in power rugby players.

Reverse snow angels in 7 steps:

1. Place your forehead on the thick part of a mat or folded towel.
2. Lie face down with your hands relaxed at your side.
3. Keeping your shoulders seated tightly in their socket and your arms locked out.
4. Raise your hands overhead.
5. Your hands and arms should remain a few inches off of the ground.
6. Move your hands to your sides. Keep your arms locked out and your shoulders remain seated tightly in their sockets.
7. Repeat.

This drill can also be done with light weights in your hands. If your hands become fatigued and start to touch the ground, simply drop the weights and continue with the drill.

Get to it NOW.

Coach Terry


REMEMBER: Before starting any new exercise routines please check with your medical provider and clear your new exercise plan with them before beginning. This is especially true if you haven’t been exercising for some time or are recovering from an injury. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on T.V.


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