Shoulder Impingement and Weight Training

As anyone who knows me will attest, I love strength training, but I prefer the more functional exercises.  If you are lifting, say goodbye to the upright rows and lateral raises and add external rotation strengthening instead to avoid shoulder impingement syndrome.   For the CrossFit people, get rid of those Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (too similar to an upright row).  This seems like kind of an obvious conclusion, but it’s nice there is a little research to support these ideas.  Now the authors need to do an RCT so we can see if the findings hold up.

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2014/04000/Characteristics_of_Shoulder_Impingement_in_the.28.aspx

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NorthShore University HealthSystem Golf Clinic

Come join me and my coworkers at the NorthShore University HealthSystem Golf Clinic.  You can sign up by clicking here:

https://www.northshore.org/apps/calendar/Detail.aspx?id=20553

Our golf screen is based on the titleist performance institute screen.   We find out what your needs are, then work on corrective exercises to give you the most efficient golf screen.  By going through this clinic, you should reduce your risk of injury while playing golf in this upcoming golf season.