Bill Hartman on shoulders (from t-mag article http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1591121 )
I know that this is not revolutionary, but about 5 years ago, as I was coaching swimmers, I realized that a huge key to reducing shoulder issues was not to do endless external/internal rotations, but to hit shrugs, overhead shrugs, Kelso shrugs, dip shrugs, pulldown shrugs etc. It had an almost immediate effect.Got a problem with your right shoulder? Take a look at your left hip musculature. About 44% of people that have shoulder instability have a hip problem on the opposite side.
Over the past year, with the hip/hamstrings issues I've had, I realized that the hips too could affect your shoulders. Thoracic flexibility was another... I read something very interesting at dragondoor - it was something like the following:
Your musculature is like spokes on a wheel. If one is too tight or too loose it will affect the entire wheel.
Food for thought.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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