Today I wanted to discuss some shoulder health and movement prep advice that I have gathered over the years, and to display the pre-hab/rehab side of things I even implement prior to my own training.
So first off, how many of the readers are currently experiencing or have ever experienced shoulder pain? Maybe a lot of us. Hopefully more that haven’t versus those that have, right? Well more chances than not, most of us are in the situation of having pain or have had it. So today I wanted to cover techniques to strengthening those areas, as well as keep them mobility.
- Myofascial Release Techniques
More and more research is being discovered about fascia within the human body. Now, other than explaining that fascia is connective tissue that runs throughout the body and throughout muscle tissue, I don’t want to confuse the crap out of people. Let’s just say that the connective tissue can bunch up, or “knot”, and effect our efficiency of movement. Myofascial release techniques are revealing huge strides in improving movement and relieving tension. Here are quick target areas to utilize with a Triggerpoint MB5 myofascial release tool in order to help increase range of motion and mobility of the shoulder:
-Erector Spinae, Rhomboids, Trapezius & Lower Traps, Bicep, Tricep, Rear Delt (posterior deltoid), and pectoralis major/minor
- Shoulder Mobility Movement Prep & Stretches
Static stretching use to be a heavily practiced tool in the past, but research now shows a drastic reduction in motor recruitment when implementing a ton of static stretching into routines prior to exercise. Mobility and movement prep regiments help move fluid into the joints, warm the muscles, and stretch the ligaments/tendons around those joints. The movement prep routines also help the with fascia realignment.
Here I have linked a Youtube video from Jabai Performance demonstrating movement prep routines.
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