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The shoulder part VIII – The “X”

The shoulder part VIII – The “X”

This exercise is another one of my favourites for building better and stronger posture. While pulling the arms back it's extra important to keep the stately posture and add the active pull of the ribs down as not to overwork the upper back and push your ribcage...

Shoulder part VII – push up with pilates ball

Shoulder part VII – push up with pilates ball

I usually don't train pecs specifically at all as they're included in so many other exercises, and because I know I don't kneed to increase the imbalance of ventral and dorsal upper body more... Pecs are synergists in for example pull-ups, which is enough heavy...

Shoulder part VI – plank

Shoulder part VI – plank

Yes, there's a plank we can use for shoulder stability, it's all about what you focus on in the movement. This exercise is another that helps me keep the head of the upper arm centralised in the joint. In this specific plank, I want you to focus and start the movement...

Shoulder part III – eccentric external rotation

Shoulder part III – eccentric external rotation

This exercise is one of my favourites for when I feel that the head of the upper arm is pulled forward in it's joint and the muscles on the shoulder blade feel tired and sore. First I stretch the pec and the Trapezius (if it's the right arm basically put your left ear...

Shoulder part II – Diagonal pulls

Shoulder part II – Diagonal pulls

Diagonal pulls is an exercise where you work the extensor chain of the shoulder. Because of the stabilising work for the shoulder depressors in this combined extension, abduction and external rotation, you can work the arm to around or slightly above 90° angle with...

Shoulder part I – Intro

Shoulder part I – Intro

Imbalances around joints is not that easy to explain, however detailed I try to explain it in writing. I have previously attempted a couple of times to explain it in a blog, but I've given up trying to write about it. So this time I've made a video that is about 7...