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Shoulder Pain? Try Landmine Presses

As part of our Landmine Series! – Whether you want to build pressing strength, challenge yourself in new ways, or have trouble/pain completing vertical overhead movements, the landmine press is for YOU. – Here are some benefits: The bar path of the landmine follows an arc, unlike a traditional barbell/dumbbell[…]

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Anterior Shoulder Pain: Part 8/8

 Wall slide with foam roller for serratus anterior & rotator cuff musculature. The serratus anterior muscle plays a huge role in movement of the shoulder complex. It functions to: protract the scapula, upwardly rotate the scapula, and assist in scapular posterior tilting and external rotation. In addition, it helps[…]

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Anterior Shoulder Pain: Part 7/8

Y’s, T’s, and I’s are excellent exercises to address common shoulder muscle function deficits. Prone Y’s (prone full can in scapular plane) are utilized to primarily target the lower trapezius. The lower traps play a huge role in arm elevation due to its function of scapula upward rotation – however,[…]

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Anterior Shoulder Pain: Part 6/8

Here, Dr. Kahl shares an exercise to help us further address our limitations in the front of our body, improve thoracic extension, and utilize the range we’ve achieved so far in this series. This builds upon previous episodes in the series to help us facilitate all shoulder and back muscles[…]

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Anterior Shoulder Pain: Part 5/8

Here, Dr. Kahl  is demonstrating a self-myofascial release to the posterior shoulder complex to increase horizontal adduction and IR, as well as shoulder and scapular movement dissociation. This can be progressed/regressed by utilizing different balls (tennis, golf, lacrosse) and positions (sidelying). This technique, although self-administered, in theory gives the same[…]

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Anterior Shoulder Pain: Part 4/8

A common cause of poor glenohumeral mechanics is limited LAT extensibility. A function of the latissimus dorsi is shoulder internal rotation – myofascial restriction here can cause excessive internal rotation, especially during elevation, contributing to dynamic shoulder impingement. For this stretch, we want to first make sure we sit BACK[…]

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