#1 Formula for Conditioning and Rehabilitating the Shoulder Complex

Injuries in the shoulder complex can be avoided or rehabilitated by determining whether there are muscle imbalances and by identifying which muscles need to be stretched to normalize the length/tension relationships. If a muscle is tight and unable able to move optimally through its functional range of motion, compression, torsion, or shear can occur, creating pain and discomfort. Tight and shortened muscles must be lengthened to balance the joint structures.

After a muscle imbalance is identified and flexibility improved, stability of the shoulder joint will be gained. Following this, strengthening and power exercises can be added to the protocol.

This progressive formula to improve performance and reduce injury is accomplished by intelligent program design:

Identify muscle balance/imbalance
Improve flexibility in muscles that are tight and need to be stretched
Increase stability of the shoulder complex by integrating:
>Inner unit and outer unit muscles to provide functional movement patterns
>Closed chain and open chain activities
>Rhythmic stabilization to provide short oscillations to create reciprocating tension
On either side of the joint
>C.R.A.C. training – Core Recruitment Antagonist Co-contraction
Add strength exercises
Add power exercises

Join Paul Chek as he walks you through the success formula to increase performance and reduce shoulder injury using intelligent design.


For more information on training the shoulder complex check out Scientific Shoulder Training CE course by Paul Chek.

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