Most lifters will struggle with their shoulders at some point in time. Maybe just a little pain or tweak here and there. Maybe something much much worse. Maybe you're dealing with it now. Maybe it's on the horizon. Whatever the case, these problems are largely due to some faulty shoulder mechanics.
Do you ever notice any compensations when you put a barbell overhead? Maybe a small arching of your lower back or a little flaring out of your ribs.
Even if the compensation seems small, it can lead to big problems down the road. That's because most overhead injuries are the direct result of repetition. And improper movement exaggerates this problem, even when it seems minor.
Overhead isn't the only problematic position either. Many lifters have plateaued in their bench press or struggle with ongoing achy shoulders when training their upper body too many days in a week. Again, these problems can often be traced back to compensations related to improper shoulder movement.
All of this is compounded by the fact that many of us spend the majority of our time sitting at a desk each day reinforcing a posture that inhibits our ability to use our arms overhead properly.
Smart lifters are aware of this problem and take it seriously, but often aren't sure how to address it. They might try a handful of mobility drills or stretches, but give up after they don't see progress after a few weeks.
Makes sense. It's frustrating to do a bunch of drills that feel like they're a complete waste of time when all you really want to do is get back to lifting heavy shit.
The key is to avoid random. You need to understand the underlying issue, correct it with effective exercises that don't take forever, eliminate those compensatory patterns and then you can get back to lifting heavy shit - pain-free.
That's why, in this module, I'm going to show you how to assess your shoulder movement and easily identify the problem areas holding you back. Then, I'll show you the proven corrective actions you can take to remedy your specific issue.
You may not be experiencing any pain right now, but if you've noticed even a hint of the issues I mentioned above, it's worth digging deeper to avoid discomfort and possibly injury down the road.
So, let's get after it.