How to Perform Dips and Push-ups Without Hurting Your Shoulders

Technique is obviously an important part of improving someone's strength and performance but it's also vital when trying to prevent future shoulder injuries.  As physical therapists Dave and I see and treat shoulder injuries on a regular basis and push-ups and dips can commonly give people pain. We a made a quick 5 minute video explaining why we think push-ups and dips can be creating shoulder pain and how to coach these movements in a safer way.  This way you can help people prevent future shoulder injury and help these folks get back to training.  Check it out below:

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PEAK Shoulder Performance​

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Out of Pain and Back to High Level Fitness

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Just a few things covered in the course...

  • Functional Shoulder Anatomy: What parts of the shoulder are most relevant to your understanding of injury and performance?
  • The Most Common Shoulder Injuries Seen in the Gym: Shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, biceps tendonitis, AC joint injuries, bursitis and labral tears
  • Technical Errors: Advice on where injuries occur in the major lifts and how to fix this
  • Advanced Rehabilitation Strategies: Learn how to bridge the gap between basic rehabilitation and high level performance
  • Progressive Return to Exercise Programs - Specific exercise protocols to help you return back to pull-ups, bench press, muscle-ups, snatching, jerks and overhead pressing
  • Programming and Training Strategies - Learn the training principles and programming philosophies to write a training program to reach your goals and keep your shoulders performing
  • Maintenance Programs - Once you get out of pain, strategies to keep those shoulders bulletproof throughout the training year

I really think you're going to learn a ton from this course. Dave and I are both super pumped at the outcome and think you'll enjoy it.

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​Here's to happy shoulders,

Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF L1​

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