Thanx for the links !
Eric Cressey sure knows his stuff.
Any suggestions on how I can incorporate the 4 exercises described in the “Cracking the Rotator Cuff Conundrum” article with Chad’s TBT programme?
Thanx for the great help btw.
Chirag, as you described difficulty with chinups and military press, that could be the result of your shoulder internally rotating while performing the movement.
If it were me, I’d focus on strengthening the external rotators (to stabilise the internal pull) with the exercise ‘Low Pulley External Rotation’. I used to adjust the cable to be in the centre as well. I’d also lie on my side on a flat bench, or the floor, and use a light dumbell. As the article states, perform high reps up to 100 throughout the day in about 4 sets x 25 reps.
The ‘side lying dumbell abduction’ couldn’t be performed as easily, but I could progress onto the ‘L-Lateral Raise’ movement with light dumbells, working the external rotators.
I’d try the movements- Low Pulley External Rotation (or on your side with dumbells), and the L-Lateral Raise on your rest days. And keep going with the low pulley external rotation, or a range of similar movements from now on. Takes hardly anytime to do, takes me 10 mins a week, and your shoulder will be stronger than ever.