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Old 05-14-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
Mike Hom
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I know there's this beef between t-nation and crossfit but Eric Cressey has written an article called Shoulder Savers Parts I and II, which I find to be excellent for those who may/are experiencing shoulder problems and for those who just want some good knowledge on how to preemptively avoid shoulder problems.

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do;jsessionid=8FB12E2FD81291077D15005576FDB319.hydra ?id=1053531
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do;jsessionid=8FB12E2FD81291077D15005576FDB319.hydra ?id=1055409

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Avoid the politics and enjoy the useful information!
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Old 05-15-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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I was also impressed by Cressey's article. You hear about the importance of balancing pushing with pulling, and horizontal pushing with vertical pushing, vertical pulling with horizontal pulling, and the importance of doing external rotation exercises, but you seldom hear about balancing scapula elevation with depression and retraction with proctraction. I've incorporated push-up shrugs and band pulldowns BTN into my training.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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I think this is where gymnastics fits nicely into strength and conditioning. P-bar work, circle on a mushroom etc. No plane of action is overlooked. Erec Cressy is a stud BTW both athletically and intellectually.

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Old 05-16-2006, 04:11 AM   #4
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I liked the article and I added a few of his ideas into my weekly workouts.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:46 AM   #5
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Finally got a chance to read it. Add him to Joey DiFranco as 2 people who have the sense, and honesty, to say not everyone can press overhead.

I've had this argument with lot's of people over the last couple years. You can certainly increase shoulder stabilty and functional flexibility, but if it feels like someone's taking a knife to your shoulder when you OH press, you can't OH press.
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