There is a term frequently used in exercise: “Setting the Pelvis”. This simply means: Let’s activate the muscles of the hips in a specific way to move them to a more neutral (or better) position–to balance them. We are going to use that term here to refer to the shoulder girdle.
The shoulder girdle includes 3 bones:
- Collarbone (clavicle),
- Upper arm (humerus) and
- Shoulder blade (scapula).
Here we begin to “set the shoulder girdle” by applying strengthening techniques to the muscles surrounding these three bones of the shoulder joint.