23 The shoulder roll helps prevent injury in a fall

Dec. 16, 1957
Dec. 16, 1957

Table of Contents
Dec. 16, 1957

From The Flyways
Fisherman's Calendar
Three For The Money
Horses Of The Year
Minor Leagues
Canary Islands
The New Way To Ski—Second Lesson:
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

23 The shoulder roll helps prevent injury in a fall

The lateral stretch exercise in Lesson No. 17 (SI, Nov. 4) is a necessary preparation for this week's exercise, the shoulder roll. If you have been successful in adding the earlier maneuver to your 15-minute daily exercise period, you should have no trouble with this more advanced one. The shoulder roll is more than a useful exercise. It is a method of avoiding injury when (and if) you trip over something—a hidden log while hiking or a living room rug.

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A Rest your weight on your right knee, shoulde and hand. Use your left toe to help with balance and stretch your right arm along the floor.

B Give a shove with your left leg, relax and let your body roll over your shoulders as in a side somersault, keeping hands in place on the floor.

C You should arrive flat on your back, with your hands still in the first position. Repeat the exercise to the right and then to the left again