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This is a good place to start if you want a better understanding of the shoulder anatomy and movements. Consider this article the cliff notes for a Shoulder 101 course. It will cover the assembly and mechanics, but not too sciency or overly complicated. Using this...
You cannot build a strong stable shoulder without a rotator cuff to support it. But that doesn’t mean you need to isolate each specific rotator cuff muscle to push your gains. There are far more effective ways to get it done!
There is a common cause of shoulder pain—and there’s a good chance it’s the reason your shoulder hurts.
People are often surprised about the treatments for low back and knee pain. The therapist will probably spend some time addressing the place that hurts, but then most of the session is dedicated to exercises that seem unrelated to the knee or back. That’s because...
Your shoulder doesn’t hurt for no good reason! The nervous system senses a problem and is asking for you to fix it. Notice I said your nervous system is asking for a change…not your body.
True pain is not something that occurs in the tissues. Rather it’s the summation of your environment and experiences in your past. Yes, the past.
Does the kipping pull-up add enough benefit to outweigh the increased injury risk?
For the person with zero interest in pushing that level of intensity, no, it’s simply not worth it….
But if an athlete at any level is feeling the kipping mojo, it’s a really great movement to develop athleticism and coordination, overall strength, and most importantly an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
But should every noob be allowed to swing like a banshee? Definitely not! Neither should the Games hopeful without exhibiting the following prerequisites (none of which are the commonly cited prerequisite of a certain number of strict pull-ups.)