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So since we’re on the topic of the shoulder girdle per our post last week, shoulder stabilization is a nice addition to that.

Stabilizing the shoulders is something a lot of athletes lack in. CrossFitters use there shoulders more than any joint in their bodies. So because the shoulder joint has the largest range of motion in the body, it’s easy to cause instability where the shoulder head meets the socket. A very common injury that comes from this is “shoulder impingement syndrome”. Treatment for this kind of injury involves rest, exercise (crossover symmetry), and using a Marc pro or some other form of electro therapy. 

Now some suggestions that help with stabilizing and strengthening shoulders you ask? If you have access to a earthquake bar (bottom picture) this is one price of equipment helps by targeting kinetic energy to the shoulders, elbows, biceps and lower back. Basically healthy joint function ?. Which CrossFitters need! If you don’t have access to a earthquake bar, two other suggestions are using a barbell (top left) or even using a thick PVC pipe (top right) just make sure it’s at least 2 inches thick before using. Try this next time for a pre-workout routine.

30 second earthquake bar overhead hold (light kettbells or plates)
Rest 30 seconds
30 second walking with bar overhead
Rest 30 seconds
Repeat one more time.
*use thick bands to support ether kettlebells or small plates on both ends.







Every Minute on the Minute for 15 Minutes

8 Front Rack Walking Lunges

4 Toes to Bar



Every Minute on the Minute for 15 Minutes

8 DB Walking Lunges

4 Hanging Knee Raises

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