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An example of correcting scapular winging in one minute

February 24, 2016

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My girlfriend and I started playing tennis recently. She has an extensive throwing background due to pitching at Oklahoma. Partially due to this, she has to be careful about her throwing arm sometimes. (Lot of mileage on that arm.) Playing tennis is one of those times. We were playing for almost two hours and things were going […]

A quick way to work on scapular winging

December 4, 2013

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In Musings on scapular winging there was a comment exchange where I had trouble getting through to the person the importance not just of proper exercises, but not letting the scapula(e) wing during the day. If you let your scapula wing for 23 hours, 1 hour of exercise is unlikely to get the job done. For […]

Musings on scapular winging: Anatomy (muscular and nerve), causes, and exercise considerations

July 25, 2013

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I’m going to reference Scapular winging: anatomical review, diagnosis, and treatments often. – Anatomy of scapular winging (muscular) Serratus anterior Of course, we have to start with this muscle. The serratus anterior protracts and upwardly rotates the scapula. Let’s use a nice quote from the paper to get more specific. Pictures and bolding from me: “The serratus […]

Are you sure you’re in the scapular plane?

December 30, 2013

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From an upcoming, much longer, post detailing my visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab, where I worked with cadavers: Two common ways people go about alleviating shoulder pain is 1) Pulling the shoulders down and back and 2) Working the arms in the scapular plane.  I’ve indirectly covered why the “Down and back” cue […]

Why typing annoys your neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists, and what to do about it

July 20, 2015

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This post is a precursor to a manual of mine, A Guide To More Comfortable Typing (Upper Body). Below I’m going to cover the why behind typing, and mousing, causing annoying pains and discomforts in the arms, shoulders and neck. Where in the manual I’ll cover how to mitigate typing’s negative effects. This post is more the […]

Training the biceps when you have shoulder problems

January 9, 2015

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A theme on this site throughout the years has been the need to train the upper body overhead. Especially for those with shoulder (and or neck) issues. I’ve covered the rationale behind this thoroughly in: A progression to lifting your arms overhead pain free Musings on scapular winging: Anatomy (muscular and nerve), causes and exercise considerations 3 […]

Miscellaneous notes on raising your arms

September 9, 2014

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I received a good comment recently on my post A progression to lifting your arms overhead pain free.   “Hey Brian, I started to incorporate these movements in to my daily routine. I just have some questions pertaining to some of the movements and how it should feel. When I do the backward rocking I find it […]

Bodybuilding programming issues and dealing with stubborn clients

July 20, 2014

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I got a couple of good questions from one commenter recently. They deal with some topics I probably haven’t talked about enough on this site. Problems I spend a lot of time thinking about and working on though. I decided to make my answers their own post. “Hi Brian I imagine most of your clients […]