How the Rotator Cuff Works During Bench Press | Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis: FPF Show Episode 29
In today's episode we go over, How the Rotator Cuff Works During Bench Press | Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis:
- 0:00 Intro
- 1:18 Why do we care about how the rotator cuff works during the bench press?
- 3:22 How function and specificity dictate the best rotator cuff exercises
- 3:55 What is the true function of the rotator cuff?
- 5:00 Which parts of the rotator cuff are most active during bench press?
- 6:04 Who were the subjects in this study?
- 8:04 Which exercises were tested in this study?
- 7:40 Which muscles were studied during the bench press and row?
- 9:00 What part of the rotator cuff is most and least active in the bench press and row?
- 9:26 Which muscles are recruited the most in the bench press?
- 10:04 Are the lats really that active in the bench press?
- 10:43 Which muscles are recruited the most in the row?
- 13:15 Why is there a direction specific recruitment of the rotator cuff? (force couples and dynamic stability)
- 14:24 Why is the subscapularis so active during a row? (and the infraspinatus so quiet)
- 15:20 Why is the infraspinatus so active during a bench press? (and the subscapularis so quiet)
- 16:48 Clinical Take-aways
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Show Notes / Relevant Articles:
- FPF Mini Course - 7 Reasons Why Injuries Happen in the Gym and What to do About it
- The Ultimate Guide to Rotator Cuff Tears, Tendinopathy and Sub-acromial Impingement Syndrome
- The Ultimate Guide to Getting Out of Shoulder Pain and Back to Bench Press, Overhead Press and Olympic Lifts
- Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tendinitis / Impingement
- What Physical Therapists NEED to Know About Rotator Cuff Repair from an Orthopedic Surgeon
- Do I Need Surgery for My Torn Rotator Cuff?
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Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS
- Wattanaprakornkul, D., Halaki, M., Cathers, I., & Ginn, K. A. (2011). Direction-specific recruitment of rotator cuff muscles during bench press and row. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology