Shoulder Blade Movement - The Push Up Series Ep 4

Now it is time to talk about the shoulder blades! These bad boys truly need to move like the mean it! All to often, we think that the shoulder blades should be pulled together military style - after all, that is perfect posture right? WRONG!

Our upper arm bone (the humerus) attached directly into the shoulder blade and as such need to move together as a unit. Did you know that for roughly for every 3 degrees your shoulder moves, your shoulder blade needs to move 1 degree after a certain point in range? By attempting to stabilize and hold your blades together, you are effectively limiting your ability to produce force and creating a heck of a lot of force at shoulder joint. The moral of the story is that we should allow our shoulder blades to protract (move apart) and retract (move together) as we go through this push-up movement. The Fix Pec Grinder - Either through the wall, or your hand, grind the ball back and forth into your chest muscles. To make this more effective, you can add some movement of the arm while pressing the ball in. Work on this for 2min per arm. Check out the full video link in our library HERE. Serratus Push-Ups - Begin on your hands and knees, and line up in a push-up position – with your elbows locked and low back neutral. Keeping your core engaged, squeeze your bum and focus on maintaining a neutral spine. Now, push your shoulder blades away from each other spreading them apart. Slowly bring your shoulder blades back together and repeat. Check out the full video link in our library HERE. Featuring Mitch Starkman, Physiotherapist PLEASE CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING: The Push-Up Series The Push-Up Series is our attempt to tackle not just how to do this in proper form, but also the top 5 most common mistakes that we see and their fixes. We’ve created a template for each of the 5 mistakes and how you can tackle it all on your own. A push-up is an amazing full body exercise - working not the arms and chest, but also challenges your core and stability. The problem is that most people assume it is isolating just our chest muscles, when in fact it is doing anything BUT that! Keep your form strong and follow along to ensure you can truly push-up and Move Like You Mean It! About The Movement Centre: The Movement Centre strives to explore, assess, and correct human movement by providing customized self-administered treatments that anyone can use through the guidance of a movement physiotherapist. The aim is to help you overcome your limiting factors, whether that is pain, performance, or both. Ultimately, we want to help you achieve your goals. *************************************** Connect with The Movement Centre: The Movement Centre WEBSITE: Watch The Movement Centre CHANNEL: Follow The Movement Centre on INSTAGRAM: Follow The Movement Centre on FACEBOOK: *************************************** When in doubt, it is always a good idea to get assessed by your healthcare practitioner so you can truly Move Like You Mean It! This is not personalized medical advice.


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