Sometime in the last decade, I got the nickname “Shoulder,” probably because I had a shoulder problem when I was young and did my best to learn and write down this often misunderstood joint. Or, this may be the result of working with many professional baseball players and their career is very much dependent on the health of their shoulders. (Or, nothing particularly remarkable to me proves a cooler nickname).
Anyway, if you want to exercise regularly and stay fit for long, I’d be happy to advise you on how to do this. With that in mind, here are five tips bulletproof shoulders.
Five Tips To Keep Your Shoulder Healthy
1. Challenge your scapula with a different press action.
Everyone loves bench press – that’s good, and it’s one of the best composite exercises you can do. Unfortunately, your shoulder blades are not free to move when your upper back is always fastened to a bench – so they may lose the pain-free ability on the head. With that in mind, it is important to supplement your pressure changes in bench press with other sports in which the shoulder blades are free to move.
All push ups are good choices, but you can also try mine presses. You can do these standing or kneeling. Once a week in the upper body.
Training rotator cuffs
Doing rotator cuff movements is like cleaning your drains; it’s not sexy or fun, but you need to do otherwise bad things happen. Believe it or not, according to one study, 34% of people who have absolutely no shoulder pain actually have rotator cuff tears – a figure that’s actually 54% of people over the age of 60! In other words, it is because you are not suffering does not mean that there is nothing wrong. It may just be waiting to reach the threshold of a painful symptom!
With that in mind, I encourage you to train your rotator cuffs with some external rotation, even though there are only three at a time. This is one of my favorite exercises (you can also use a band instead of a cable). In the upper body twice a day.
3. Make sure you can do shoulder flexion exercises.
This is probably the most important exercise I’m teaching for new clients at Cressey Performance. You see, this is not just a training exercise, it is also an assessment. If your arms are not compensated at the waist or struggling with pain, then that means you’ve lost an important sport pattern. Take a look at the video, practice warm-up every day!
4. Correctly execute your line.
We all know that it is important to do as much as you can (if not more). What many people do not realize, however, is that if you really do these exercises correctly, you can only get the benefits of all these boating exercises! Take a look at the detailed video of all the common mistakes we’ve seen, my favorite variation, standing single arm cable platoon. In the upper body twice a day.
5. Let your upper back move correctly.
When you read this book, do you curl up in front of the computer? Of course you are!
Well, you will be happy to know that this misfortune is worth the company, so you are not alone. There are a lot of people there – including fanatical exercises – getting a “Quasimodo” position because they are always in a circular upper rear position. The good news is that I have two exercises that will help you to solve this problem: tennis on the supine alternating shoulder flexion and lateral windmill. Perform these actions daily during warm-up.
Every week I see a lot of ugly, painful shoulders, I can assure you that if more people take these suggestions to heart, I will see even less! These are fast and easy adjustments, so do not delay it into implementation.