The cable external rotation at the shoulder is used to strengthen the small rotator cuff muscles which are too often injured in athletes and sedentary people alike. With baseball spring training as well as other overhead throwing sports seasons just around the corner, this is a great time to start doing these to increase arm speed and prevent injury.
This article from Men's Health touches upon how back pain is often caused by hypermobilty of the spine rather than stiffness as one might think.
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Today’s average person spends a lot of time with their body supported. Whether it’s for work, school, or entertainment we tend to sit for long periods of time, often staring at a screen. The seat holds us up and we are supported from our back all the way down to our feet, which are equipped with stabilizing shoes. No wonder when we exert ourselves our bodies tend to give way to injury. It’s not used to supporting itself. Luckily, these injuries have become predictable. Here is a list of common weak spots and ways to strengthen them.
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