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Michael Pilhofer 08-11-2008 05:17 PM

OHS Arm/Shoulder Rotation
I will try my best for this to make sense. I am not double jointed, but when I OHS, for my arms to feel strongest the shoulders "Rotate" a bit to allow for a good OHS.

The best way to explain is that if you put your arm overhead (holding a PVC in a OHS position), coming from the front of the body on up, your arm pits point out forward as you hold the position. If I try to OHS from that position it is not idea. For me, from that OH position (arm pits more forward), I rotate my shoulder in the socket so my arm pits rotate to the side more. This also really helps to get my "Shoulders Covering the Ears" effect.

My question is that is this ok? Thoughts are greatly appreciated.


Alex Bond 08-11-2008 05:49 PM

Re: OHS Arm/Shoulder Rotation
I would say that as long as the weight is above the middle of the foot and you are feeling no pain in your shoulder, you are probably okay. Other people who know more about shoulder anatomy than me might disagree, though.

Melissa Urban 08-12-2008 07:34 AM

Re: OHS Arm/Shoulder Rotation
To me, that sounds like you are [I]internally rotating[/I] your shoulders, which is a less than ideal, not as stable overhead position.

Someone else with more experience than me should comment now. I miss Steven Low.


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