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Strength: Build to a 3RM Thruster
WOD: 5 Rounds for time:
15 Kettlebell Swings
10 Toes to bar
Buy-in: 15 Burpees
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Here is a short blog on shoulder impingement... READ IT!
What’s Your Impingement? ~ Luke Palmisano
If you have tight shoulders, raise your hand. Higher. Now lock out your elbow. Now wave furiously. Now hop on one foot. Kidding. Just wave passively. Tight shoulders are one of the most common problem areas we deal with in our gym. A lot of times, we call this “impingement.” This is a common, blanket term that just seems to make sense when we say it. But what does it really mean?
First of all, if you believe you have some kind of shoulder impingement going on, go see a physical therapist, or someone who truly knows what they’re talking about, and will give you an actual diagnosis, not some speculation. Minor impingement leads to major impingement, which leads to rehabilitation or surgery. Secondly, let’s consider our shoulder anatomy.
Let’s focus on the rotator cuff (attached to the supraspinatus) and the scapula. With impingement, the rotator cuff, along with the muscles surrounding the scapula, are not holding the top of humerus (the humeral head) into the shoulder joint. As a result, the humeral head gets pushed up, thereby pinching the subacromial space against the acromion, or the coracoid. We want the head of the humerus to sit firmly, safely, in the middle the joint. So, we can define impingement as being when the tendons and bones in and around the shoulder are restricted in their ability to move, by either compression forces or friction forces. We get impingement by either bad positioning because of laziness, or bad positioning because of inability to gain good positioning (you is a stiff person). Their are three basic kinds of impingement:
This information was referenced from the website fitnesspainfree.com.