Hand Walking on Treadmill / Stool

This exercise can either be carried out on a treadmill or a wheely stool.

Aim:

  • Distal movement exercises require control, strength and, in this case, shoulder stability.

Technique:

  • To start with the athlete is positioned with the knees on the floor and hands on the belt.
  • This exercise can also be performed using a stool
  • Starting the machine at a very slow speed, the athlete walks the hands forward.
  • This can be progressed by increasing the speed and duration of exercise, as well as performing the exercise with the feet on the floor, rather than the knees.

Muscles worked:

  • This exercise aids muscle control, endurance and co-ordination.

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