The Best Shoulder Health Exercises For CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting – FPF Show Episode 20

By dpope2020

February 10, 2022

Clean and Jerk, clean and press, Crossfit, dan pope, fitness pain free, Jerk, olympic weightlifting, rotator cuff, rotator cuff exercises, rotator cuff exercises for pain relief, rotator cuff injury, rotator cuff injury exercises, rotator cuff post op physical therapy, rotator cuff strengthening exercises, rotator cuff tendonitis exercises, shoulder impingement exercises, Shoulder Pain, shoulder pain relief exercises, shoulder press, snatch, snatch crossfit

The Best Shoulder Health Exercises For CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting

In today's episode we go over The Best Shoulder Health Exercises For CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:07 What are the best rotator cuff exercises for CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting?
  • 2:50 Why is the rotator cuff so important?
  • 3:54 How the specific demands of olympic lifting influences the best exercises
  • 11:23 Going over each specific exercise
  • 16:39 What are the best physical therapy exercises for the shoulder? (CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 23:24  Why behind the neck pressing is GREAT for olympic lifting

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