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Your Shoulders Suck, Part 1

As if you didn’t know right….

I’m going to throw a few of my top stretches/therapies for the shoulder up over the next few days. This isn’t really long or in depth enough to do a multi-part series, but you get what you pay for.

Stretch Numero Uno – The Oly Lifter Stretch.

Grab a 45 lbs barbell, rack it high on your back with your hands close to the shoulders.

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Have a buddy who is preferably bigger than you (more on this in a second). Have him raise your elbows to the limit of your flexibility. Try to really relax the shoulder joint.

Drive your elbows into his hands for 5 seconds, relax, back off for 1/2 second, then he presses your elbows up and stretches the shoulder for 10 seconds. Repeat 3-6 times.

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You need someone bigger because as soon as you get your elbows pushed up the first time, you’re going to have a strong impulse to kill your buddy due to the excruciating pain in your shoulder capsule. Bryan R. made the right call for a partner 🙂

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January 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

8 Comments »

  1. […] Your Shoulders Suck, Part 1 […]

    Pingback by Thursday 100114 - Potomac CrossFit | January 13, 2010

  2. Yeah, I was in excruciating pain in my right shoulder when we did this. Felt like the joint was tearing.

    Also, I can’t seem to see your pictures on this post. Not sure if it is my browser or the post.

    Thanks.

    Comment by Harlow | January 14, 2010

  3. Adam – can you see the photos now?

    Comment by Brian PCF | January 14, 2010

  4. Still no pics showing up on my Phone or my laptop.

    Comment by Harlow | January 14, 2010

  5. How about now?

    Comment by Brian PCF | January 14, 2010

  6. Bingo!

    Comment by Harlow | January 14, 2010

  7. the impulse is real – no joke…

    Comment by BryanR | January 14, 2010

  8. Bryan, you’re famous now, don’t let it go to your head. Groupies can be difficult to deal with, manage it with grace.

    Comment by Brian PCF | January 14, 2010


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