Shoulders

Pressing Modifications for Shoulder Pain

Pressing Modifications for Shoulder Pain Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Common Issue Shoulder pain with overhead lifting is a...

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Shoulder Pain During Pull Ups

This past weekend I was in Boston, MA and NYC for a few workshops and I stopped by Champion PT and Performance to see a few good friends, including Dr. Dan Pope from Fitness Pain Free.

A common issue and complaint that comes up is 'my shoulder hurts during pull ups', and more specifically during the bottom part of the pull up or when pulling out of the bottom position.

In this post, we cover common reasons why that happens and what to do about it.

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The Pain Pill and the Boomstick with Chris Duffin

The Pain Pill and the Boomstick with Chris Duffin Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: The Pain Pill and the Boomstick with Chris...

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Learning how to use The Shoulder Rök with Chris Duffin

Learning how to use The Shoulder Rök with Chris Duffin Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Learning how to use The Shoulder Rök...

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Fully Move Every Joint Every Day

Fully Move Every Joint Every Day Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Fully Move Every Joint Every Day | Ep. 105 | Movement Fix...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Pecs

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Pecs *Updated 4/19/18 Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Overview You have two different muscles that are considered your 'pecs': pectoralis major and pectoralis minor. Together they can be called...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Lats

Understanding the basic anatomy of the lats is important to know how to effectively stretch the muscle without irritating the joint by over-stressing it.

The biggest thing you want to make sure you are doing when you are stretching the lats is....stretching the lats. However obvious this may seem, frequently when people try to stretch the lats, they feel tightness on the top of their shoulder, which is an indication the lats aren't being stretched, the shoulder joint is getting to its end range of motion (meaning the bones of the shoulder are the limiting factor).

The lats literally attach your low back to your arms. The name 'latissimus dorsi', which is the technical name for the lats, literally means broadest muscle of the back.

It begins all the way down in your lower back and attaches onto your arm bone (humerus) to create shoulder joint internal rotation and extension.

Since the lats attach into your lower back, your low back positioning will affect the stretch you have on your lats. You can use these anatomical attachments to more effectively stretch the lats.

 

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The Top 5 Areas to NOT Roll Out

The Top 5 Areas to NOT Roll Out Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Rolling out with a foam roller and lacrosse ball or whatever...

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How to Prep your Shoulders for Split Jerks

How to Prep your Shoulders for Split Jerks Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: How to Prep Your Shoulders for Split Jerk | Ep. 93...

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How to Prep Your Shoulders for Toes to Bar

How to Prep Your Shoulders for Toes to Bar Follow us on instagram @themovementfix This week I want to show you a way you can prep your shoulders for toes to bar or any kipping motion where you are hanging from the bar. Now first of all, I don't think toes...

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A Better Way to 'Stretch' Your Pecs

The way to stretch the pecs statically is pretty straightforward. You can simply perform a door stretch.

However, static stretching doesn't always make lasting change. When stretching the pecs, you likely want to keep the range of motion you are gaining.

With that in mind, there's a 'better way to stretch'. And that 'better way' isn't necessarily the stretch itself, but rather a way to address multiple aspects of the muscle.

Specifically, we want to do some soft tissue work on the pecs, a stretch with reps, and then some loaded movement.

This way we get the muscle tension to decrease with the soft tissue work, we put the muscle under tension and longer lengths with the stretch, and we train the overall range of motion with some loaded movement.

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A Better Way to 'Stretch' Your Lats

The lats can be stretched in a lot of different ways. In this post we look at 'a better way' to stretch the lats, which is really just an integration of different stresses to the tissue and nervous system, not just a different stretch position.

This will bring some pieces together from rolling out to active stretching to loaded stretching to show you some ways that go beyond just holding a static stretch as the answer to all 'stretching' needs.

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