These 2 Shoulders Rules Will Save You


  1. When your elbow is near or moving towards your body, bring your shoulder blade back and down into the “set” position
  2. As your elbow moves out away from your body, provide the force from your shoulder to externally rotate it Do these two things with any strength lift, bodyweight movement, catch, or sustained position, and you might just stay healthy, perform well and potentially decrease any current shoulder pain with your lifts.

Now let’s dig in deeper to each rule:

This is very informative and I highly recommend the quick read for anyone who has ever experience shoulder pain while lifting or from other generic exercises. I'm dealing with physical therapy for my shoulder right now and this advice may have saved me had I known and followed it.

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