More about shoulders

Keeping the main thing the main thing:  a little exercise, done regularly and properly, goes a long way. Take Scapular Push-Ups.  Once you get the alingment right (the same line as when you’re standing, shoulders in the proper place) it’s time to get them stronger.  More stable.  You want to “own” that good posture, not just visit the place from time to time. 

6/40     I will add Scapular Push-Ups to my regular plan.  I’ll add them in with each upper body workout session.  Maybe on swim days, too.  Maybe even whenever I think about them. 

Start in standard push-up position

With control, collapse your shoulders (not your elbows)

Start in standard regulation push-up position.  If this is too difficult try modified push-up position (on your knees, body aligned), in table-top/all fours, or even against the wall.  Without bending your elbows, think of pushing your hands deeper into the ground.  Make your arms longer.   This will cause your body to move closer to the ceiling.  In a controlled manner (don’t collapse), shorten your arms again, causing your scapula to wing on your back.  Do this all while keeping that perfect spinal alignment.  And breathing.  And sticking ’em out…  Do 10.  Or 25.  See what you have in you! 

 

 

breakfast, a little yoga, a long tall walk up the beach, an open water swim, breathing, a couple of yoga moves in the sand for balance.  Feeling good!   My quads are a little sore, which I’ll gladly take!

 

 

 

About Lisa Jamison

I'm a trainer, coach, massage therapist, educator, yogi, and all around great gal, not necessarily in that order. I thrive on watching people move. Professionally I can help you do that with more grace, ease, and efficiency...which translates to "faster" and "without injuries". It's about eliminating the stresses on your body and teaching you a new way. Physically. Cognitively. Emotionally. Body, mind, and spirit.
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