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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