Bowling can fatigue your back and shoulders especially if you sit a lot throughout the day for your job. This standing I-Y-T exercise with dumbbells is designed to target the biggest group of muscles in your shoulders and back, all in one exercise. You will spell the letters I, Y, and T with your arms.
The I-Y-T exercise is a full-range-of-motion exercise for your shoulders, and the benefits include:
- Strengthening joints
- Enhancing muscle coordination
- Promoting muscle growth
- Improving bone density, balance and posture
Let’s get started.
Doing the I-Y-T Exercise: Step 1
Standing upright with the dumbbells down by your thighs, lift your arms straight forward and then return them to the starting position. You’ve just made an I with your dumbbells.
This time, lift your arms up again, but extend them out a little bit more to make the Y in this exercise.
Finally, lift your arms directly out to the side to make the T in this exercise.
Try to avoid lifting with your lower back while doing this exercise. You want to generate momentum from your shoulders. It’s a great exercise to do before weight lifting and before your bowl. It gets the shoulders and back ready for more rigorous work.