… and are my shoulders tight!! My overhead press just isn’t. If you dropped a plumb line from the bar it would land a foot in front of my feet. This is quite an improvement from three weeks ago thanks to the stretches I’ve learned here. Squatting for form has really improved my squatting but I don’t think bad overhead pressing works the same magic. I’m considering dropping all pressing (even dips) and just squat, dead lift, row and stretch my shoulders for as long as it takes.
Does this kind of deliberate imbalance sound good to you? I should mention that my shoulders don’t bother me though dislocates are hell even with a band stretched out 5 feet. Mobility/stability training is new to me. How do they fit with off days? At 61 I find that lifting every third day and upping the weight by only half of what “Starting Strength” recommends works best for me. Things like planks and medicine ball throwing too intensive to be daily but is that just because I’ve never done them before? The mobility stuff with bands is fun, but is that a dangerous illusion? Dare I do intense core stability the day before dead lifts?
Thanks to everyone for making this site such a treasure trove of good stuff!