Should mobility exercises are an important tool because every lifter will have shoulder problems someday.
The key is to understand what’s going on and have a plan for keeping them loose. Stay proactive!
In this article, I’ll briefly list the pertinent anatomy, give your shoulders some principles to live by, and leave you with a free, 18-minute shoulder mobility circuit.
Are you one of those people who likes to do overhead barbell pressing… but has no business pressing a barbell overhead?
How do you get your arms overhead? How do your clients get their arms overhead? Do you have the range of motion to do it safely? Or are you just overloading your back and irritating your shoulders?
I don’t want to sit here and pretend to tell you that I have the magic answer. It doesn’t work like that.
What I CAN offer you, however, is some insight on some of the things that have seemed to work for me… even the things that are a little counterintuitive.
Today we’ll discuss some things that have helped my clients safely perform overhead work.