Shoulder Movement

Movement
11 Dec
Chest Fly Eccentrics with Breathing Emphasis This movement is designed to help with lengthening the pecs and creating expansion in the ribcage bilaterally / both sides at the same time. We could manipulate this if we want alternating expansion / compression by alternating the arms and keeping one arm reached out – i will cover […]
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08 Nov
Side Plank & Thread The Needle This one is for lateral stability with a spot of thoracic rotation. The goal of this is to improve serratus strength and scapula control alongside normal ‘side plank stuff’ such as glute medius and the core musculature. Make sure you perform these in a controlled manner and spend time […]
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07 Nov
Hooklying Kettlebell Protraction This movement is designed to target the serratus anterior, to help with expansion of the anterior ribcage, and to help get the pelvis positioned posteriorly for better bracing. We are using breaths here to help drive expansion where we are aiming to get air and lengthening of tissues. Aim to keep hold […]
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07 Nov
Hooklying Alternating Dumbbell Press This movement is one that we can use at home if we have just two dumbbells. There are other variations of this we can use for different reasons too. This one however is designed to help with a couple things. Restoring some dynamic capacity of the ribcage to alternate in its […]
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24 Sep
Breathing & Movement Part 1 IMPORTANT: The information in this video in relation to the pressing overhead is in the context of mobility and normal movement. When we add a lot of load like in a barbell shoulder press we HAVE to exhale and compress in order to do this so don’t get these two […]
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05 Sep
Lying Shoulder Rotation Test This is a quick assessment for shoulder rotation, both internal and external rotation. This will help us to see where we need to focus our efforts in the gym in order to help improve annoyances like ”rounded shoulders” etc. I don’t like pidgeonholing people into set numbers though. People need what […]
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01 Jul
Shoulder Range Testing – Chris Peil When testing the shoulder complex it is important to understand the nuances of testing and what the results mean. Just because someone fails a shoulder test doesn’t inherently mean they have one particular reason for that happening. Understanding if it is a stability or mobility issue is important too […]
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29 May
Chris Peil – Shoulder Complex Video 3 – The Glenohumeral Joint In this video Chris delves into some of the considerations around GH Joint movement vs Scapula movement. Do you need to stretch your pecs or is it your pec minor? How do you know the difference between the two? We need to understand how […]
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19 May
Chris Peil – Shoulder Blade Movement Chris dives into the shoulder complex discussing primarily the movements of the scapula. Key anatomical terms: Acromion – Process sticking out of the top of the front of the scapula where it attaches to the collar bone Acromioclavicular joint – the said joint where the acromion and collar bone […]
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18 May
Assessment Series – Shoulder Flexion Here is a shoulder assessment that is quick and easy to apply. This will help you understand where your shoulders are in terms of their active range of motion overhead. I would argue that if someone is compensating heavily on tests like these then it is safe to assume that […]
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