Shoulder

The barbell bench press is arguably one of the most effective movements in developing strength and power in the upper body. Itโ€™s a great way to train the primary pushers of the upper body, including the pectoralis group, the deltoids, and the triceps. Despite the bench press being such a vital movement to help with horizontal pushing, it is one of those movements that often times are limited secondary to shoulder pain, frequently in the front part of the shoulder. If bench pressing creates irritation in your shoulder, the answer is not to avoid bench pressing for 6 weeks, then one day magically you will be capable of bench-pressing pain-free. The worst thing to do is doing nothing, which would lead to even more weakness thus creating more of an issue. This article will take you through 3 steps to allow you to bench press without shoulder pain.

The ability to reach behind your back doesn't seem so important until it is taken away from you. Washing your back, grabbing your wallet, taking off your bra, putting on a belt, you name it. All of these simple things can make life really tough the moment you can no longer do them without an issue! However, you can get this motion back with the right exercises, discipline, and ultimately patience. In this article, you'll learn how to improve reaching behind your back.

The latissimus dorsi, or the lats for short, play a huge role in shoulder function and health. Often times, these muscles become tight after injury, surgery, immobilization, or simply a lack of stretching or repetitive lat overuse/overdevelopment! Because they act to internally rotate and depress the shoulder girdle, they can severely limit your ability to achieve an optimal overhead position. This is a very important position for just about anyone who does anything with their arms overhead: weightlifters performing snatches, swimmers swimming, crossfitters performing kipping pull-ups, volley players spiking the ball, tennis players serving, baseball players throwing, or gymnasts performing handstands. Because so many individuals need full overhead mobility, stretching the lats is a part of many athlete's [P]Rehab programs. This article will show you some of the best lat stretches out there, and more importantly, how to maintain your overhead mobility after lat stretching!

Shoulder issues are one of the most common orthopedic/musculoskeletal conditions treated. It is likely you know someone in your life that is or has dealt with a shoulder injury. There are thousands of different orthopedic surgeries performed every single year on the shoulder. There are even more shoulder cases in physical therapy and other health care clinics that are trying to be managed. What we have noticed over the years is the demand for shoulder content from healthy individuals. People don't want to wait until something happens to learn about shoulder health, they want to invest in their health now proactively with shoulder prehab. In this article, we will feature our recently launched Shoulder [P]Rehab Program including the story behind it, some insider access to content from the program, and really our goal to educate the masses about why you should be doing shoulder prehab now.

The Shoulder is a complicated body part. With its complexity, proximal body parts are often overlooked when creating shoulder [P]rehab programs.ย The glenohumeral joint (shoulder) sits on the scapula (shoulder blade) which moves in accord with the thoracic spine (mid-Back). Aย Shoulder [P]Rehab program is not comprehensive unless all components of the shoulder are addressed. This article will guide you in how to Bulletproof Your Shoulders! The free program this article includes can be utilized by anyone seeking how to improve shoulder health!

This article is all about basketball shoulder instability rehab! Shoulder injuries are not uncommon in basketball. Shoulder instability can be the result of a shoulder dislocation, labrum injury, or secondary to musculoskeletal or neurological impairments. In this article, you will learn more about shoulder instability in general and how to address it with early, middle, and late rehab progressions. More importantly, you will learn how to prescribe basketball shoulder instability rehab for the basketball athlete.

Got shoulder pain? A tight posterior cuff is associated with a handful of shoulder dysfunctions like subacrominal impingement syndrome, posterior impingement, anterior instability, etc. And thus, increasing posterior shoulder mobility is part of the treatment protocol for many with shoulder pain. There's a high probability increasing your posterior shoulder mobility will help, and we're going to show you some of our favorite posterior shoulder mobility drills that you can perform NOW to give you some relief!

Healthy shoulders are essential to participate in life, exercise, and recreational activities without pain or restrictions. However, healthy shoulders require maintenance and attention. Below you learn the ultimate shoulder warm-up before lifting, which includes some of our favorite mobility drills, stretches, and exercises that should be a part of everyone's shoulder maintenance.

This article will feature 5 different phases of a dynamic basketball prehab warm up. The dynamic warm up will be broken up into dynamic mobility, glute activation, core activation, agility activation, and plyometric activation. Each of these 5 phases plays an important role in improving basketball performance.