also, the “y squat” from the first vid is often more effective as a screen than as a practice.
what do you do if you find that your arms pitch forward? or that you can’t (as this guy doesn’t) break parallel to get deep? do you just keep doing these, despite the problems, or do you want to unpack the move?
indeed, the functional movement screen uses this kind of squat first except with a dowel, and then if there are problems, comes back to it by another 6 assesments first - in other words the overhead squat is a diagnostic for reality checking the improvements too on the other screens.
if there’s an issue in the squat there’s an issue somewhere else, goes the philosophy.
kinda the same question comes up for the wall thing too - what does that do for you if you can’t get your arm back? just keep doing it till you can??
I found this post the most valuable. It hit a problem I’ve been thinking about a lot. Doing the Y squat and the wall squat, but failing. I’ve been wondering a lot about whetever to keep doing them to “get better” at them, or if I should work on other things. I get your point… But what can I do to improve my shoulder mobility? Should I just keep doing the things I found on Youtube?[/quote]
ha indeed. Free and worth every penny, eh?
ideally you’d get with a movment specialist who can look at your particular form, and help you work particular drills to open up your mobility. If you’re competing which your avatar suggests you are it may be worth it to consider such a session.
Else, there are many mobility programs out there, from sonnon to t’ai chi. Personally, i use z-health r and i phase drills with the athletes i coach because i can work specific joints and specific ROM’s to get rapid responses for performance.
If a coach is a hardship right now, you can get the r-phase discs for instance that come with a great 12 week program and manual. If you scroll through this post you’ll find links and discussions.
if i can help, pm me - i coach a lot on line with web cams, but pending where you are, i can hopefully recommend a person close to you.
thanks for the feedback, and best with your practice