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Shoulders internal rotation is seen in many exercises (bench press, pull ups, barbell row etc) as the devil, whilst external rotation is suggested without limits. It should be noted that this isn't because internal rotation is uniquely causative of shoulder impingement. It's just that reaching the limits of shoulder rotation during weight training is much ...


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"Don't internally rotate the shoulder during these exercises" is not the same as "never internally rotate your shoulder". There are clear uses for internal rotation of the shoulder in sport and life: punching, swimming, throwing, reaching, and many more. The misunderstanding here may be that internal rotation is a common mistake that ...


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I see that you have multiple questions. I can't help you with all of them, but I can help with the main question you have i.e. avoiding shoulder issues when overhead pressing. I have supraspinatous tendinosis on my right shoulder from strain and bad form. Thanks to this, I can tell when any exercise I'm doing has bad form, because my shoulder pain ...


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I find pull downs beneficial (at least they feel good and make my shoulders feel better) but I think it depends on how you do them. I find it important to use low enough weight so that the lower and mid traps are working and not being overpowered by other stronger muscles. Also I use slow and steady speed so that I can not cheat parts of the lift using ...


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The suitcase carry: offers a more unique stimulus than the farmer carry for someone already doing barbell training. When walking with a weight in the right hand the right Gluteus Medius, the right Tensor Fascia Latae and the left Quadratus Lumborum have to work isometrically to keep the pelvis level when on one foot (1,2). Also the Gluteus Medius produces ...


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All resistance exercise involves forces being applied to the body in two distinct positions, with the forces acting in opposite directions. In any standing weighted exercise (squat, overhead pressing, deadlifts, etc), there is a downward force applied to the body by the weight, and an opposing upward force applied to the soles of the feet by the floor. It's ...


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The rotator cuff muscles are important in shoulder movements and in maintaining glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) stability.[4] These muscles arise from the scapula and connect to the head of the humerus, forming a cuff at the shoulder joint. They hold the head of the humerus in the small and shallow glenoid fossa of the scapula. "Am I right in ...


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Had the same problem, fixed it with arm wrestling here and there with my friends, about whenever I meet them. No one ever has strong internal rotators, at least what most people intended as internal rotators... Lats and chest can do internal rotation, but the only few muscles dedicated solely on internal rotation are the subscapularis and a small tiny strand ...


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First question: is the choice of working in the scapular plane made to reduce shoulder impingement (like in lateral raises)? If it is, can you explain me why? Does having a 30 degree angle between the elbows and the frontal plane creates space between the humerous and the AC joint for the rotator cuff tissues? No, it's nonsense, seemingly made up by the ...


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One suggestion is to remember your forearms must be perpendicular to the ground, no incline either forward or backwards. About the change in plane on the top. That's to get full range of movement, if you retain the scapular plane you aren't able to get to full extension of the muscles, which is always what you should aim at.


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I'd question the claim that side-planks are good for shoulder stability. There are some stability demands of the side-plank, but they're pretty minimal and unlikely to really put a significant training stimulus on the shoulder muscles. The only point of instability in a side plank is tilting forwards (into a prone position) or backwards (into a supine ...


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"On the other hand there is this "trend"(?) started by the surgeon John Kirsch who argues that hanging completely relaxed for some time every day will fix most shoulder problems by moving your acromion into a better position over time." Never heard of this doctor but when I had shoulder pain from work it was instinctive...automatic for me ...


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The main difference is one of intent. Hanging with relaxed shoulders, the intent should be that of stretching, allowing your body to relax into the stretched position. Hanging with active shoulders, the intent should be strengthening the muscles of the shoulder, which will help with injury prevention. When you're doing fingerboard work, you're training your ...


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