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  • Shoulder Mount

    Posted by j_norgard on July 31, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Ok, so I didn’t dig thru these threads to check to see if there was another post on this so I am just gonna post it. Unfortunately I am not taking lessons at this time from SV…although at one time I was, and I could have just watched the vid. So, I decided to try the shoulder mount and I GOT IT! It doesn’t look that pretty but I managed to kick my legs up over my head I think I totally bruised my shoulder and I have a nice little purple skin pinch right on my bone. Just wondering if there was a way to avoid bumping my shoulder on the pole? Maybe it’s just cuz I need more strength to pull myself up. Hell, I don’t know. I now have to wait for this to heal to try it again. I will post my vid even though it will be like 30 sec…..hopefully that will b ok as I have just read the "annoying posts" LOL I just like to see if I am getting this move right.
    Thanks in advance!

    Avast replied 14 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • RoxyPink

    July 31, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Oh the joys of shoulder mount pain! This was probably one of the most painful moves for me to learn…it took the longest for my skin/bone to get accustomed to…even more so than the knee hold! The only thing to really get over it is to keep doing it…and lots of arnica cream!! Good luck!

  • Mindy4pole

    August 1, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Congrats on getting this one at all! I can barely even get my feet off the ground. I can’t figure out why. My abs aren’t super strong, but I can do a pole sit, bend all the way over backwards, and then sit back up. I just feel like I have no "stick" to the pole. I’d post a video of my feeble attempts, but I don’t have a pole at home.

    I’ll be eagerly watching this topic for any advice!

  • Avast

    August 3, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Hey ya,
    Pole position on the shoulder can affect how much pain you’ll recive i’ve found that keeping the pole close to the neck can hurt like hell so for some moves such as the SM i move the possition of the pole. depending on what shoulder you use to lift on ( I’ll explane based on a right shoulder lift ) if you hold your arm so its at 90 degrees to your body you’ll notice that at the tip of the coller bone on the outside of your shoulder is now in a little hollow? Now if you can keep your arm as close to 90 degrees when your lifting you can place the pole in that hollow and it hopefully will lessen the pain. I dont have a camera im affraid so cant post a vid but i hope that helps

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