Thursday, December 15, 2016

Birthday Work

Today was my birthday. It was a nice day. Tried to hit 20 chin-ups - something that I have not done in, probably, 20+ years. Didn't quite make it, but it was close and I hope to give it another good try before the end of the year.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Shoulder Stability - Scapular Mobility Work with Micro-Band

I often have my swimmers do a giant set of "y-pulls", "pull-backs", and "pull-aparts". It is a great combination that, when done properly, is a great promoter of shoulder stability and scapular mobility. A couple of finer points to observe when performing or coaching these:

  • The head should remain in a neutral position - no craning or straining of the neck.
  • The scapulae should be moving throughout these movements. There should be noticeable adduction and abduction.
  • Don't sacrifice movement quality for extra repetitions. If you find yourself mindlessly flopping away at these, rather than do 20+ reps, reduce the number of repetitions to 10 or less and do more sets.
Let me know what you think in the comments below or on YouTube. Thanks!