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Old 02-20-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
joseph elberti
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I have been doing a bit of reading, and the more I do, the more confused I get.

How am I to carry the head of the humerus when doing overhead lifting?

Some say "shoulder in the ear" others say pack the humerus down into the socket with your lats.

I would very much like to preserve my shoulders.

Any advise? Links to good information?

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Old 02-20-2006, 06:59 AM   #2
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In the ear when lifting overhead, down into the socket when in support position. Shoulder always active.

Great article in the journal from September 2005.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:15 AM   #3
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I am not sure in what lifts you are referring to. When I am Snatching or doing over head squats I drive my shoulders to the ceiling when coming out from the bottom to stablize my shoulders. I have never thought about it otherwise. I seperated my scapula and collarbone 5 years ago and it changed how I did many lifts while my body adapted. My rule of thumb is if it hurts me (sharp pain) then I change my form or don't do it. As I am thinking, and trying this I find my delts move up to my ears while I do the lift. To me this seems to help stablize the area.

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