Shoulder Depression Exercise


The Shoulder Depression Exercise will build strength and stability in your shoulders.

The Shoulder Depression Exercise forms part of the Golf Injury Prevention series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will help to protect you from pain and injury by building strength and stability around your most vulnerable areas, while improving mobility, balance and joint function.


Figure 1.  Shoulder Depression Exercise Video.



  • Start by sitting upright on the floor, with your arms straight and your fists on the floor directly under your shoulders.
  • Lift your hips off the ground a couple of inches (several cm) by pressing your fists through the floor (depressing your shoulders).
  • Return to the start position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.


Keep your chest up and your shoulder blades back throughout the movement.  Keep your arms straight.

You can also perform this exercise while sitting on the edge of a bench or chair.

You should feel it working your shoulders.


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