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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 […]
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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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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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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12 May
Breathing & Movement Series – Shoulder Flexion Arc When we go through flexion of the shoulders, and even the hips, we have certain strategies that accompany them. It will pay to understand this sequence and the other intertwining movement associations if you want to fully capitalise on movement. To summarize this in a bitesize chunk: […]
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08 May
‘Rounded Shoulders’? Try this upper rib cage opener. This is something that could potentially help with recapturing shoulder range too depending on what the individual has from a ribcage presentation point of view. Directions: keep the elbows tucked into the sides, don’t flare them Push through the thumb side of the wrist Depress or pull […]
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08 Apr
Applying Strategy to Movement Exercise Selection Generally when i see people applying movement based exercise to their training it looks very random and hit & hope esque. If you want progress then having an order of attack is usually beneficial in most things. Similarly, movement is not exempt from this. You will have no doubt […]
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07 Apr
Rocked – Back Diaphragmatic Breathing for Shoulder Flexion When i do this look at my upper back. Look how flat it is. My upper back sucks at this exercise and that’s a MASSIVE influence of why my right shoulder is fucked up. I’ll be implementing this myself over the quarantine period to help get my […]
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