fsrc shoulder exercises Archives - Shoulder Rehab & Performance

Overhead Press Alternatives

Do you want BIG shoulders?  You gotta do the Overhead Press.  That's just the way it is. BUT that can get booooring .... and when your bored ... your workouts suffer. What's a MuscleHead to do? Here are some alternatives to revive your shoulder workouts. The Half-Kneeling 1-Arm Landmine Press http://youtu.be/_ArzG9qz-yM The One Arm Shoulder Press http://youtu.be/BRH7S9-Ur_s Leaning Press: Overhead Lifting WITHOUT Back … [Read more...]

The World’s Most Difficult Rotator Cuff Exercise?

There are a lot of great rotator cuff exercises ... from those that isolate the subscapularis to the ones that require complete shoulder girdle involvement.  You're only limited by your imagination and have a wide variety of rotator cuff exercises to choose from. The "real" question is ... Which rotator cuff exercise do YOU need? Dan Blewett, from Warbird Training Academy specializes in developing pitchers and has devised a great … [Read more...]

Manly Shoulders

"Shoulders Make the Man" "Shoulder the Load" "Put Your Shoulder into It" Our language is filled with quotes indicating that your strength lies in your shoulders.  Let's be honest ... broad, powerful shoulders are impressive.  All the old-time strongmen exhibited great shoulder strength, which came from doing compound lifts, overhead presses, odd object lifts and carrying / grip lifts. This article is not about any of those lifts ... BUT … [Read more...]

Shoulders, Core and More – 360 Strength Trainer

Variety is the spice of life !! From the food you eat to the books you read to the company you keep. Variety makes life ... well ... more INTERESTING ! Don't get me wrong ... I LOVE  the basics.  There's nothing better for building muscular strength and mass than squats, deadlifts, farmer's walks, heavy rows, heavy presses and chins. BUT ... sometimes the basics can get "booooring" !!  Deloading helps and is great for muscle repair and … [Read more...]

My Pushups Are Better Than Yours

Now, that's a bold title ... and really meant to grab your attention. Are my pushups better than yours? Maybe .. maybe not, but the main reason I like this kind of suspension pushup is the because they really force you to stabilize your shoulders.  Let me explain ... When performing the "normal" suspension pushup, the weight of your body pushes down on the straps.  This in turn forces the straps to "squeeze" your elbows.  This is good … [Read more...]

Overhead Pressing Alternatives for Shoulder Strength

The "king" of lifts is debatable ... some say it's the bench press ... some say it's the deadlift ... BUT in the past, "true" strength was measured by how much weight you could lift over your head. Do you remember when you were a kid and someone asked you how strong you were?  Did you rush to find a bench press?  NO .. you probably looked around to find a heavy object.  Then, you reached down, picked it up and pushed it over your head. … [Read more...]

Rotator Cuff Stability .. Get Some Rhythm

Shoulder stability ... that's a broad, vague term.  What ... EXACTLY ... does shoulder stability mean? Shoulder stability is remarkably complex and refers to the ability of 4 very small rotator cuff muscles to hold the "ball" of the upper arm on the "socket" of the shoulder blade. Here are some interesting facts ... the "ball" of the humerus is only slightly smaller than a billiard ball the "socket" of the shoulder blade is about the … [Read more...]