AvatarMichael Harker

Ropes are great for shoulders if you have full function, but the high speed dynamic movements could cause reinjury if you progress too fast. Some of that depends on how heavy the ropes are and what exercises you do. Start with a light one if you can. Just ease into it and see how you do.

That said, for shoulder health it’s hard to beat the Turkish Get Up. You can start light and the movements are slow and fluid. Because you have to stabilize the bell in a lot of shoulder positions, it will really get your rotator cuff muscles working.