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    Episode 94: Bench as Shoulder ER Torque Trainer

    Episode 94: Bench as Shoulder ER Torque Trainer

    11/24/2010

    Hey MWod Kids, Today we are going to hit the other direction of the rotating shoulder. We are always looking to the best athletes in the world to see how they problem solve. Today’s video has a nice tool from our friend Mark Bell called the SlingShot. Since Mark can bench about 3x what the average Crossfitter can, I’m always keen to find out how he is able to cue and maintain good shoulder positioning under such extreme loading. So, go ER yourself and try not to snap yourself in the “junk” with the bonus hip mob. Kstar

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    Episode 101: Shoulder Relationships–Soft Tissue

    Episode 101: Shoulder Relationships–Soft Tissue

    12/01/2010

    Hey Supple Leopards, Today’s piece is the beginning of a discussion about how to think about the different components of the shoulder. Physiotherapy school did a really crap job making this joint easy to understand. I remember spending most of my time memorizing esoteric facts about theoretical rotator cuff musculature function. So, here is my take on beginning to understand the shoulder in an easy way; as a series of relationships. The first is presented here: The relationship of the scapulae to the torso/soft tissue edition. MWod: Collect 8 min a side scrapping your matted down scapula off your rib…

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    Episode 102: Shoulder Relationships 2: The movers

    Episode 102: Shoulder Relationships 2: The movers

    12/02/2010

    Hey Mwod Kids, Today’s piece continues the discussion about understanding the shoulder as a series of relationships. Today, we are exploring some of the prime movers of the arm. Test/Challenge: How does your chin up (palms toward you) number stack up with your pull up (palms away) number? Can you butterfly your chins? And for you kids overseas with little streaming video action, we are working on trying to create a downloadable option. I’ll cover how long it takes to make changes in flexibility tomorrow. Kstar