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Yes, it's the right thing to do. Your shoulders should be retracted at the end of a deadlift rep. Those videos have the answer. The deadlift is not finished until you achieve full (but not over-) extension, and that includes thoracic extension. "You can't cheat the [deadlift] by leaving your shoulders forward" is exactly correct. I don't agree that ...


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The 2019 IPF Technical Rules Book includes these items which will lead to your deadlift being disqualified in a competition (see Page 9 of this PDF): "Failure to lock the knees straight at the completion of the lift." "Failure to stand erect with the shoulders back." You describe a severe amount of agony in ending the deadlift with your ...


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An illustration of your problem: your weight training may improve or worsen the problem. It depends on which exercises you do and how you do them. First thing is you want to "stop" training your chest. That is "stop" doing bench press. When doing bench press use a narrow grip that shifts the load onto the triceps muscles instead. Prefer (...


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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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Used to have rounded shoulders, extreme lordosis and nerd neck. Fixed everything just by doing weighted planks for one month. It is counter intuitive but if you study the anatomy of the human back you will understand that the trapezius muscle and the roumboid muscles are among the most important when it comes to holding a plank. Why? In summary, because ...


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The first thing to recognise is that our mobility in this exercise is governed by two distinct movements: the overhead reach behind the neck, and the underhand reach behind the back. And our mobility is therefore limited by two distinct sets of muscles. The overhead reach is less commonly the greater limiting factor, being restricted primarily by the elbow ...


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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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