Episode 342: "Quadruped Ts and Ys"A physical therapist's favorite - the T and the Y exercise. Why, you might ask? Because nearly everyone has weak mid traps and low traps!!
In the quadruped position, cue the scapula and elbow position (core and leg position not discussed) so the client can work on scapular stabilization. THEN have them perform the T and Y!!
REMEMBER: for both Ts and Ys, keep your THUMBS UP to induce shoulder external rotation!! We want full shoulder external rotation for 2 reasons: 1) we want to put the deltoid at a biomechanically disadvantageous position to preferentially bias the traps, and 2) we want to open up the subacromial space to minimize any possible secondary impingement when performing the exercise. Exercise Library