Friday, April 2, 2010

Active Shoulders

Shoulders are moved up towards the ears.

This is a little add-on to yesterday's post in which I mentioned active shoulders. The shoulders should be active and engaged in many lifts and movements, including presses, the snatch, overhead squats, and handstands; if you're pushing or holding something overhead, you need to keep your shoulders active. This provides better balance and safety for the shoulder. Rainier CrossFit has a good post on the subject, so I'll send you their way.
Here is the link to a CrossFit Journal article mentioned in the post: The Lifting Shoulder (if the link doesn't work for you, click "Save page as..." to download it, it should work when you open the file)

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