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December 2014

Push up to Shoulder Extension & Rotation:

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Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. It is also the most unstable, and in most people one of the most imbalanced muscles. As busy adults a bulk of our daily activity a.k.a. “work” often leads us to sitting for prolong periods of time. When we sit for long periods of time we tend to do so with our shoulders slumped forward. This inevitably leads to short/tight anterior shoulder & chest and overstretched/weak posterior shoulder.

To help you combat this inevitable issue caused by sitting, and possibly training incorrectly, I shot a video of two push up variations that will help increase both shoulder mobility and strength. You can use one or both of these movements as part of your dynamic mobility warm up prior to strength training, or you can use it as part of your functional strength training routine. As with all strength training movements, using correct for is crucial to avoid injury and further exacerbate imbalances. I recommend doing these in front of a mirror so you can see your form or get with a local qualified fitness professional in your area to watch your form the first time around. If you have any questions or need help creating a functional strength training plan to reach your goals, leave a comment below or hit the “contact” button at the top of the home page.

To see the video click here. GOOD LUCK!!