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What exercises are good for improving shoulder posture?

I’m primarily interested in rectifying my posture so that my shoulders don’t curl inward toward each other, my sternum and my centre chest. It’s been suggested that I must strengthen my rotator cuffs ...
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Proper setup for the Exernal Rotation Press Exercise

here the following exercise (External Rotation Press) is suggested to strenghten the rotator cuff muscles: The autor states that this exercises works all the rotator cuff muscles to a certain degree. ...
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Strengthening rotator cuffs - other muscles taking over?

I try to strengthen my rotator cuff muscles in order to prevent injuries when lifting weights. I do some internal as well as external rotation movements with an elastic band before my actual workout. ...
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Unable to cross stretch and link hands from behind the back

I have a query regarding arm flexibility. Please refer to the picture attached. As you can see, the person is not able to cross stretch and touch the arms behind the back. How can we fix this issue?
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How is she aligning the hips?

I don't understand how do you move your hips out of socket: https://youtu.be/CaFou7EqRrw?t=3m34s She's saying she's: Moving the hip socket forward Moves the leg up and down Moves the hip back How ...
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How to increase rotator cuff activation on pull-up?(Weighted Pull-Up or Bodyweight Pull-Up)

I am wondering about how to increase my rotator cuff activation on pull-up exercise?I think these following practises increase my rotator cuff activation on pull-up. -Wide Grip -Weighted pull-up ...
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Rotator Cuff Training

Should I train my rotator cuff before or after a workout and how many days a week should I train it. Somebody also hit me up with a good routine for the rotator cuff.
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Rotator Cuff Exercise in The Context Of A 5 Day Workout

I apologize if this already has an answer, but the wither questions all seemed slightly different, so I’ll give it a shot here and see what I get. Currently I have a five day work out plan setup like ...
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Side laying flexion: what muscles worked?

I had a case of shoulder impingement a while back and it got 85–90% better with physio, but then found this exercise online which appears to be helping to finish my recovery: It really feels like it'...
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Do prone raises work the Supraspinatus?

I'm thinking of Prone Y/I Raises in particular. I think I once read somewhere that having a 120 degree abduction is most effective for engaging the supraspinatus, though I'm not sure how true this is....
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Shoulder mobility exercises cause pain

I've been rehabbing a case of shoulder impingement for several months now (with a few trips to the physio). The actual impingement feels like it is now gone, but I'm having a few mobility issues in ...
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Squats preventing shoulder impingement healing? [closed]

I’ve been rehabbing a case of shoulder impingement for several months now… I've had a couple visits to the physio since being injured and it feels like it is almost better. Originally I couldn’t do ...
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Do pendlay rows require the same adjustments as bench presses to avoid shoulder impingement?

When doing bench presses, it is commonly advised not to touch the barbell high on the chest (near the clavicle) but lower, at the bottom of the sternum. This avoids having the arms out at a 90° angle ...
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What is this part of my shoulder called?

I am wondering if the red dot in the picture I took is my rotator cuff or what that part of my shoulder is called. I have been having a little pain in that spot.
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Shoulder discomfort after starting StrongLifts

I recently came off a shoulder injury so I'm a little paranoid about using proper and perfect form for any exercise that involves my shoulders. I've started the SL program and incorporated dips to ...
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should a static shoulder hold feel sore after? [closed]

So I have a bit of shoulder impingement in my right shoulder and I am trying to do some shoulder and rotator cuff stabilization exercises to stregthen and loosen those muscles as Kelly Starrett ...
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Rotator cuff exercises not intended to build muscle?

Although the reasoning behind using low weights for rotator cuff exercises has been discussed in this post, I still feel that there is something I am uncertain about. I have heard people say about ...
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Doing rotator cuff exercises prior to bench press and shoulder press and any other exercises

Is it a good idea to do rotator cuff exercises (as a means of prevention of injury) using weights prior to doing exercises that utilize the rotator cuff such as the shoulder press or bench press and ...
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Correct form of cuban rotation with a single dumbbell

What is the correct way to perform cuban rotation with a single dumbbell? I am experimenting with cuban rotation as an assistance exercise for olympic lifting and gymnastic arm balances. My current ...
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Shoulder pain, around the cuff. Any help? [closed]

I have pain (not too bad) in the right shoulder. Annoying pain. I believe it could be rotator cuff related, and there is some soreness. I have had a shoulder cuff injury there before but it cleared ...
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Is Rippetoe's advice about the press terrible and wrong?

Mark says that your rotator cuffs will strengthen in the appropriate amount if you just press correctly: Pressing actually strengthens the rotator cuff muscles. When you press overhead and finish the ...
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Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?

I can understand that the muscles of the Rotator Cuff group are small and therefore I could understand the recommendation of using much lighter dumbbells in relation to other exercises. But almost in ...
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Should exercises for the rotator cuff be done at the same time as other shoulder's exercises?

I'm interested in doing exercises for strengthening the rotator's cuff, as suggested in this question/answer and other good resources. My question is, do these deserve their own spot in the training ...
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Teres minor rehab isolation exercises

I've determined that tightness/weakness in my teres minor is at least partially repsonsible for the clicking in my shoulder when I rotate, apparently in its function as an antagonist. I have thera-...
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