Overhead training shoulder stability progression

For optimal shoulder stability 4 mechanism must occur: Optimal compression and tracking of the ball into the socket creating a tight fit of the convex on concave joint surface A coordinated and synergistic guiding of the ball throughout shoulder range of motion by activation of the rotator cuff Ability to progress and stabilize the shoulder blade onto and around the ribs Maintain passive shoulder ligament integrity, to tension the ball into the socket Shoulder stability Stability for the shoulder is an…

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Upright rows – shoulder health – Injury Prevention

Many olympic lifts (i.e clean and press, clean and jerk, and snatch) all have an upper extremity upright row motion. The traditional Olympic lifts applies a wide grip on the barbell in order to allow for proper arm clearance of the shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) but more importantly to generate the hip torque through the body/arm and into the bar. Of course in an olympic lift the idea is to use form and leverage over raw strength in order…

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Deadlift – Accessory lumbar stabilization – Training

Traditional deadlift form is key, so getting the proper hip/low back assessment as well bar height, foot placement, and grip position is critical. The next big step that needs to be covered to optimize training volume and safety with load progression is learning to create lumbar stabilization via tension and motor control of the surrounding trunk muscles, namely the Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) and Quadratus Lumboram (QL). The lumbar spine works not just in the sagital plane but within all 3…

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Scapular Stability -Shoulder Injury Prevention

  We can all appreciate a good looking Turkish Get-up. But, did you ever consider that the “shoulder” is made up of 4 joints that all have independent roles? When we look at the basics for overhead movement we can consider the scapula or shoulder blade as the coach. The coach has a job and that is to direct the rest of the arm on what it needs to do. The coach needs the reliability of the spine and balance…

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