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Strengthening internal rotation / Subscapularis

What are the most effective ways of strengthening the Subscapularis muscle? I know most places on the internet say this isn't necessary, because apparently the subscap is always too strong and often ...
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What sports / hobbies would strengthen the lower traps?

I've had a number of physio appointments for my winging scapular, and have mostly been given exercises for my lower traps and serratus anterior. I've now been told I'm okay to self-manage. The ...
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Are your delts supposed to cover the horizontal surfaces of your shoulders too?

Are your delts – or anything else, for that matter – supposed to cover your shoulders* too? I'm generally fit, though admittedly my delts are my weak spot. But the thing is I don't have any muscle ...
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Standing rear flys vs seated

I've mostly done rear delt flys whilst seated on a weights bench, mainly just out of laziness as I didn't see much point in standing up while doing them. I'm now thinking the standing / bent-over ...
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Side external rotation vs prone

How does a side external rotation with a resistance band compare to external rotations lying face down in prone position? My physio had given me the prone version a while back for some anterior ...
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Injury cause in elbow position

I have experienced two injuries: one doing bent over dumb bell row like this I got injured when my elbow left contact with my torso and flared up outside and got sharp pain in my shoulder. Other ...
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left and right shoulders are asymmetrical

My left and right shoulders are asymmetrical. My left shoulder seems attached with my upper chest perfectly whereas my right shoulder and upper chest has a gap between them. How can i make them equal? ...
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Exercises for stiffened shoulder?

I kayaked last week and found out that I can't do a normal stroke on the left side. Exercising on dry land showed that I have some stiffness and pain when I do the paddling movement, which includes ...
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Reducing the dangers of upright rows

I am aware of the debate on the dangers of upright barbell rows and I acknowledge both sides. The fact of the matter is that it is a great compound exercise but a huge bummer is that it deserves ...
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Shoulder discomfort

When I'm doing incline curls with my elbows behind my body, or lat pulldowns and I'm at the very top of the movement, or when I'm doing cable chest flies, I feel a discomfort or irritation throughout ...
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Bodyweight exercises too taxing on delts

Been doing calesthenics for 3-4 years and have progressed to intermediate and advanced exercises. However, I find that my deltoids seem to be constabtly overworked. Planche, dynamic handstand ...
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Why might a AC Tear (Grade III) increase susceptibility to Trapezius strains?

If someone sustained a grade III Acromoclavicular separation and performing all the relevant physio, maintained good on-going general health and fitness and also good shoulder strength and mobility - ...
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