Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by GilgaMesH, Dec 6, 2005.
I need 'em.
There is atleast 3 threads on the front page on this subject
is that so?
I see one entitled "exercises that aggravate the rotator cuff"
That's it though.
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Prolly wanna grab dinner before sitting down to read these, but there is lots of good information included in here -
If you have impingement, just strengthening the muscles of the rotator cuff won't solve the problem. You have to correct the muscular imbalances which are causing the impingement in the first place.
usually it is a huge disparity between the infraspniatus, supraspinatus, or teres major vs. deltoid. I think it comes from too much pressing and not enough loaded movements in other planes. Most people press in at least 2 planes and do so often but pull in one plane and rarely with no where near the volume. Also repetative stress is a big factor, I had problems with my ulnar nerve for years that stemmed from scar tissue build up in the should and elbow (orbital). ART truly fixed it and i tried everything else known to man.
Anyway, I like to think of shoulder work as being re-hab or pre-hab, which includes fixing any impingement and correcting imbalances, or strengthening which should be broken into pressing and supporting movements.
i think there is usually more to it than that, factors such as:
tight pecs and lats
upper traps and lats that are too strong compared to lower traps and rhomboids
lack of thoracic extension
anterior pelvic tilt (kyphosis)
anterior pelvic tilt? I'm not making the connection....I know for overhead pressing that a posterior pelvic tilt or at least neutral is preffered, but how does it contribute to imbalance? I want to know b/c I have a natural huge anterior pelvic tilt which makes oh pressing from a standing position hell.
anterior pelvic tilt leads to kyphosis (excessive curvature of the thoracic spine, hunched back/rounded shoulders) which causes shit like impingement and mid-back pain
my head just exploded