WODdoc Episode 204 Project365: Restoring Shoulder Flexion
Seems like every other day we are talking about restoring some sort of shoulder function… not a surprise because crossfitters have a lot of shoulder problems. Going overhead isn’t easy for us. For the vast majority we haven’t use the shoulder as a weight bearing joint since we stopped crawling. This combine with the fact that 99% of us suffer from postural problems associated with sitting at a desk most of the day and texting on our phones the rest is a recipe for overhead shoulder disfunction.
Bringing our hand overhand requires full mobility in all 3 planes of motion. Shoulder abduction/adduction works in the frontal plane of motion:
Horizontal abdcution/adduction works in the transverse plane of motion:
Flexion/extension works in the sagittal plane of motion:
One that I see limited often is shoulder flexion. Today’s mobilization prevents us from cheating and spilling over into other planes of motion as we mobilize into shoulder flexion.
1. Test shoulder flexion as shown.
2. Mobilize as shown 20 passes at a tempo of 3sec out 3sec in.
3. Re-test shoulder flexion.