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November 13, 2018

​Dips (pictured) are a common triceps strengthening exercise... but, when you go all the way down (or further than your shoulder mobility allows for) they can be a quick pathway to shoulder pain and PT! [You can find them listed as item #3 on my "worst / riskiest upper body exercises" list]

But, you probably just do them because you see someone el...

October 30, 2018

Equipment: 

- long foam roller

Purpose: 

- strengthen your abs while keeping your rib cage, spine, and pelvis in the right position

- improve your ability to stabilize your spine during overhead exercises 

- improve your ability to maintain core stiffness while breathing

Technique Tips:

- exhale and feel your ribs glide down towards the roller (FULLY EXHA...

October 3, 2018

Purpose: 

- Improve core stability and strength

- Improve shoulder stability and strength --- this exercise moves the shoulder joint / scapula ON-TOP of the arm bone; this is an important (and commonly neglected) component in training! Just think how many shoulder exercises you do where your arm is the piece of the exercises that is moving. We tend t...

August 7, 2018

Equipment: 

- Mini band (light resistance)

Purpose: 

- Improve scapular stability

- Increase rotator cuff and shoulder strength

- Strengthen the serratus (an important muscle for shoulder blade alignment and stability) in a functional manner

Technique Tips:

- Keep forearms vertical -- do not let the wrists dip inward

- Use the forearms to push the wall awa...

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