I was reading a thread yesterday where this was brought up and someone asked for pics or a video – can’t think of the thread for the life of me now, so I post this here:
I’ve got shoulder range-of-motion issues (among others). This seems a well thought-out video w/good advice. Does it seem spot-on to you all, or are there any points with which you’d take issue? Also, I wonder
a) is this something pretty much everyone should do regularly (barring, say, recovering from a muscle tear) or are there situations in which one should avoid the exercise?
b) “shoulder blades pulled back and down”… I assume the whole way 'round (i.e. don’t let your shoulders hunch up toward your ears at any point)
and c) comments 14-16 on the page deal w/difficulty in maintaining a full grip all the way 'round – is this important, or is it okay to go w/a thumb/index grip when past overhead?
With my current ROM, I might get the broomstick to barely past overhead with a wide grip… I’ve got tight shoulders, fairly tight pecs (though not quite as bad as they used to be), and very tight wrists (can only go about 10 degrees past straight w/o using other hand to push). Been that way long as I can remember. I’d like to start performing the Olympic lifts, but know that with my current joint/mobility issues that’d be a joke (explosive exercise w/compromised form = bad idea). I really want to improve these areas, though, so I can progress into them.
Starting to get beyond the original scope of my post, so, for now, will just leave it to the shoulder dislocates.
EDIT: Despite the name, there’s no actual dislocation going on, is there?