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Browsing All Posts filed under »Shoulder Pain«

There isn’t much the body CAN’T regenerate

July 2, 2018

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There are three common areas people have either been told, or somehow started to believe, can’t regenerate. That once the area has been injured, or started to degrade, you can’t do anything about it. They are the, Brain Heart Cartilage Scientifically, this has also been the case. Many in science used to think certain structures […]

Why not all shoulders can bench press as well as others

June 25, 2018

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Bench Pressing is the most common exercise causing shoulder pain. Some seemingly can bench however, whenever they want, but many end up having issues with it. You’ll often hear this is caused by imbalanced programming. A person is doing too much chest work and not enough upper back work. They’re working their “mirror” muscles too […]

3 common weak muscles

June 1, 2018

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This is a continuation on some of the more common muscular length imbalances I see and how you can identify them yourself. Here’s what some common tight muscles are. On to the long ones:   1) Upper trapezius I’m not exactly sure why but the upper trapezius gets a bad rap. At least in the […]

3 common tight muscles

May 11, 2018

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After writing up this post on massage techniques I had a few people ask, “How do I know if a muscle is tight or long?” While there are norms for neutral body alignment, taking out your goniometer or protractor to measure every angle of every joint is a royal pain in the ass. However, knowing […]

Best exercises for the subscapularis

April 27, 2018

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Compared to some of the other information on this site, this is going to be a nerdy post. For anyone reading this who has shoulder pain there are definitely some important pieces of information. However, there is a lot of anatomy talk in this that I realize not everyone is familiar with (or wants to […]

Shoulders, hips, knees and lower back testimonials from the past month

April 23, 2018

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About once a month I update my testimonials page. There is a lot of debate in the fitness world, but it’s hard to argue with results. The more results, the better! There is no better way for people to assess whether someone knows what they’re talking about then to hear it from others. Here are some from the […]

Example of impaired movement causing shoulder pain

April 20, 2018

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Here’s a video illustrating how impaired movement can cause someone pain. In this particular video it’s shoulder pain. Pay careful attention to the right scapula (shoulder blade). The impairment is progressive so be patient and watch the whole thing. Also, It helps to look back and forth between the right and the left to see […]

Another great exercise for the subscapularis

March 30, 2018

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My post Best exercises for the subscapularis is still one of the most popular articles I’ve written. Read it first, otherwise this post won’t make as much sense. Matt left a comment on that post: “I know this was posted a while back, however I am wondering if this could also be done laying on your back, […]