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Shoulder Health: Where Little Hinges Swing Big Doors|Eric Cressey|High Performance Training, Individual Training

Shoulder Health: Where Little Hinges Swing Big Doors

Composed on June 6, 2018 at 10:32 am, by Eric Cressey

The shoulder girdle is an intricate series of joints combined by subtle motions in ideal timing. If you need proof, just have a look at this slide from my brand-new release,

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions. This study took a look at the difference between the empty can and complete can in terms of both muscular recruitment and real movement in folks with symptomatic impingement vs. healthy controls. Not remarkably, the empty can work out hurt more. Simply looking at this image harms my shoulder (and my shirt is wildly fitting).

To me, though, that’s not the most substantial takeaway from these research study results. Rather, take an appearance at a few of the numbers included in their findings: 1-3 degrees (joint motion) and 1-4% (muscular activation). These are subtle, subtle measurable differences between those in pain and those who are pain free – and the majority of them actually can’t be perceived “on the fly.”

What does this mean for how you evaluate, program, and coach?

Initially, from an evaluation perspective, we have to genuinely comprehend what quality movement need to feel and look like. If you can’t really define “regular,” then how can you ever really appreciate “abnormal?”

Second, not all workouts are created equal (as we found out from the empty vs. complete can conversation).

Third, in training, we have to constantly obtain feedback from our athletes on where they feel workouts.

These are all crucial concepts on which I focus in my brand-new resource, Strong Shoulder Solutions – and it’s on sale for $50 off through Sunday at midnight. You can find out more at Sign-up Today for our FREE Newsletter and receive a four-part video series on how to deadlift!


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