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Scap Pushups


#1

How often should I be doing these? My shoulders slump forward quite a bit, and have for a while (I just really started paying attention to this). Am I in any danger of over-doing scap pushups?


#2

I do them as part of my warm up 3 days a week. It is an activation exercise more than anything else. Overdoing it? Not unless you have a world champion Sumo on your back sitting indian style.


#3

It would be pretty tough to over do it, but you could if you did 100's of them everyday. I regard this as a mobilty vs. structural balance movement as well.

Regarding your forward slumping shoulders - what else are you doing to correct this?


#4

Thanks.

PatMac. I figured I'd start with scap pushups, lots of stretches, scap walkouts. Maybe some things from Neanderthal no more.

Do you have any suggestions?


#5

You'd benefit from rhomboid and low trap work.

Try

Band Pull Aparts, Band Pull-Downs, Retraction first Rowing movements

Scap Wall Slides(activation)--> Low Trap Raises(strengthening)--> YTLW's(more difficult strengthening)
All the while queuing DOWN AND BACK on all rowing movements


#6

Thanks. Good stuff. What about overhead strugs -- do they fit into this plan somewhere?