Unbreakable Shoulders: 6 Exercises
Are you looking to develop unbreakable shoulders? Shoulder issues are some of the most frequently seen problems in the clinic. Some problems in the gym include pulling, pressing, and handstands. Other normal activities like reaching into cabinets, buckling your seatbelt, or reaching in the backseat can often be problematic as well. Often people don’t even realize how much they are...
How We Treat Shoulder Impingement
Shoulder impingement (now more commonly called rotator cuff tendinopathy) is one of the most frequent conditions we treat at Onward in Charlotte, NC because of our highly active patient population. With highly active populations such as CrossFitters and weightlifters there are a few key areas to address if we want to rapidly improve shoulder impingement pain. Step One: Strengthen the...
CrossFit Shoulder Pain: Your Long-Term Solution
You get the notification for tomorrow’s WOD. Before you even look, your mind is already racing with thoughts like, “PLEASE, anything but thrusters!” or “Not pull-ups again!” Your shoulders are still begging for some relief after snatching popped up a few days ago. Essentially, you’re hoping for anything that will give them a break. CrossFit, in its constantly varied nature,...
Best Shoulder Mobility Exercises
Dealing with shoulder pain? Limited mobility hurting your performance in overhead lifts? No worries…we’ve got you covered with these exercises designed to open up your shoulder mobility! Prayer Stretch First, we have the prayer stretch (aka the bench stretch). This is a very easy to set up drill with only a bench, couch, or chair needed. However, a few subtle...