I started doing that for completely unrelated reasons (to fix some shoulder impingement issues). I set aside 10 minutes to hang, usually 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. Depending on a whole bunch of things, it will probably be painful and uncomfortable to do that, but it becomes easier as the body realigns itself over time.
Learned about it from here: “Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention, Revised & Expanded” by John M. Kirsch M.D[/quote]
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Yogi-B-Bear: can you expand on this. How long have you been doing this for? How much improvement has it been made? When you hang, is it a complete dead hang?
I’m assuming you meant me?
There’s not much more to it than that. Basically the arm hangs freely (pronated/palms away/pullup position), which causes the humerus to push against the coroacromial arch, which, over time, remolds the structures and opens up more area underneath the acromion to avoid impingement. The book goes into far far more detail.
From reading reviews, most people had nearly completely relief within as little as 8 days, to as many as 5 months, but most seemed nearly 100% by 8 weeks of daily hanging.
I’ve only been doing it for two weeks, but I’ve already seen some improvement. I’ve been able to do lateral raises with minimal pain, and overhead presses are causing less and less issues for me (usually I’d be sore for several nights after an overhead pressing session).[/quote]
What book are you referring to?
How do you hang? …Is it a full straight body hang? or is it a knee bent hang?
I ask because I have a pull-up bar in my door way, but I have to hang bent knee, and wasn’t sure if this would affect it.
Are your shoulders completely relaxed? or do you pull them down into locked position? or both?