Shoulder

  • How to Assess Overhead Mobility: Part 1

    This month’s Insiders webinar is a thorough step by step process of how I assess overhead mobility.  I’ve written a lot in the past about overhead mobility.  It makes up a huge part of my treatment for both treatment, prevention and performance.  This will be part of an in...
  • How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – Part 2

    In last week’s article we talked about: How to restore full shoulder range of motion Teaching hanging position Phase 1: Beginner hanging exercises to build tissue capacity In this article we’ll expand on last week’s article: Phase 2: Advanced hanging exercises to build tissue capacity How to modify difficulty of...
  • Easy Circuit to Strengthen Overhead Mobility

    This week’s post adds onto the post earlier in the week.  In the prior article we spoke about the importance of accurately determining where your mobility limitations lie, choosing the correct mobilizations and then reinforcing that new motion.  In this article I share 3 of my favorite reinforcement and...
  • How to Create Circuits for Strong Resilient Shoulders

    I see a lot of shoulder pain in my clinical practice.  It probably rivals low back pain with the most common injury I end up treating (Low back pain is more common in the general population).  For this reason I think it’s imperative that we take care of our...
  • My Favorite Exercise to Build Strong Shoulders for Butterfly Pull-ups

    Butterfly pull-ups get a bad rap.  Like any other exercise they are a skill and the body needs to be prepared to perform them correctly and handle the stress of the exercise.  Here is a favorite exercise of mine to accomplish this. Progressive strict butterfly circles. These are one...
  • 3 Great Lower Trapezius Exercises You’ve Never Thought Of

    So the scapulae are kind of a big deal.  They help us do cool stuff in the gym and help keep our shoulders healthy.  What goes on in the shoulder blade is very important from a shoulder impingement perspective.  One overlooked but important muscle in this whole ordeal is the...
  • Why You Need Shoulder Health Exercises in Your Program

    One topic Dave Tilley and myself speak in depth on at power monkey camp is shoulder health.  Shoulder pain is something we both see more often then we’d like and think a lot of these issues could be addressed prior to the start of pain.  Now, a lot of different...
  • 3 Tips to Reduce Shoulder Pain in Muscle-ups

    Far and away one of the most challenging exercises in the fitness world is the muscle-up.  Given the complexity and challenge of the exercise some people end up getting themselves into hairy situations with this movement and often times in pain.  As you guys know I’ve teamed up with...
  • How the Shoulder Affects the Front Rack and How to Address It

    Are you the guy who’s pinky slips out from under the bar during a max clean and jerk?  Do your wrists kill after thrusters?  Can’t even touch the barbell to your chest during push press? You might have a front rack issue.   The areas that are generally limited...