CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
Arturo Garcia
Member Arturo Garcia is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic
Posts: 1,875
Odd question about external rotation.

Hi, this might sound strange... There is an exercise that's often recommended for one of the Rotator Cuff muscles, it's an external rotation with your humerous parallel to the floor. If you do both arms at the same time, both humerous would form a straight line with one another. My question is: while performing this one, should you actively try to push your shoulderblades together? Or should you try to actually increase the distance between your shoulders (or elbows, for that matter). I hope Steven Low reads this one
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
Steven Low
Member Steven Low is offline
 
Steven Low's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: silver spring  maryland
Posts: 12,221
Re: Odd question about external rotation.

Doesn't matter.

Scapular retraction is not a requirement for working (mostly) the infraspinatus with the arm abducted 90 degrees. Arm next to side works teres minor a bit more than infraspinatus.

Although if your horizontal pulling is weak it may be a good idea to work scapular retraction separately through any type of rowing (except upright rows)
__________________
Posts are NOT medical, training, nutrition info
Bodyweight Article, Overcoming Gravity Book
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(yet another)Question about odd kipping Bert Brams Exercises 13 03-27-2009 01:07 PM
Horizontal External Rotation Pain Eric Peterson Injuries 3 02-26-2009 06:58 PM
Where's the rotation? Dan Hollingsworth Exercises 16 02-15-2008 08:35 AM
Odd question: How are bumper sets normally shipped? Howard Wilcox Equipment 12 10-31-2006 01:44 PM
Gum-An odd question... Alexander Karatis Nutrition 7 11-05-2003 04:51 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.