Veena
Date: Mar 17, 2020
This video will briefly cover tips for proper alignment of the shoulder, elbow and wrist when arms are overhead........... Get to know the movements of the scapula, learn how to add external rotation of the humerus/arm bone creating more space reducing the risk of impingement and practice moving the clavicle, scapula and humerus as one. The cue of pull the shoulders back and down doesn't always apply when holding our bodies up. Here's a general rule to follow: Start movements from neutral scapula and if your hands are at or BELOW head height pull the scapula back and down as you lift the body. If the hands are OVER the head, allow the scapula to lift up with the clavicle and arm bone as you hold the body. Forcefully pulling the scapula/shoulders back and down while raising the arms over head can cause shoulder impingement. Meaning the ball (end of the arm bone) runs into the top of the socket and rubs against the rotator cuff tendons. So when reaching overhead, let your scapula rise too!
mystical Paid MemberWhen i click on this lesson it takes me to the payment page, this is the only lesson that does it. not sure why its doing that but would like to watch this.
Mar 19, 2020
VeenaOops, I'll have webmaster check...I bet I have to manually mark the new uploads!!
Mar 19, 2020
VeenaIt's fix...I forget I have to set to free as these are new. There's a bunch more on the way as well. Check the new lessons section for all new stuff!
Mar 19, 2020
mystical Paid MemberOk its alright, i will check it out now. thank you.
Mar 19, 2020
aida kaidnz Previous Paid MemberWhen I am back to te pole and trying to reach it (exercise at 00:52sec of scapula drills video) I fell a pressure close to the neck . . .is it normal?
Apr 15, 2020
VeenaI'm guessing your feeling the muscles working hard to pull the arms back. 😉
Apr 15, 2020
aida kaidnz Previous Paid MemberFirst of all thank you for the quick reply 😍 Secondly, that means that I should keep doing until feels more natural? or I should do any other exercise to get more used to this position? (like the one you suggest for who don't get the arms side by side to the ears)
Apr 15, 2020
VeenaWork on both 😊
Apr 15, 2020
aida kaidnz Previous Paid MemberI will do that. Thank you 💗
Apr 15, 2020
PoleAdventures Paid MemberAfter browsing trough beginner lessons again, I found this. This is really interresting. Why do so much pole instructors (even online) give the advice to pull the shoulders back and down for example in spins? Or do they mean something different when the say that?
May 26, 2021
VeenaThey're doing what they've heard before. I always do my own research and a lot of studying 💜💜💜
May 26, 2021
PoleAdventures Paid MemberYes this sounds like most people just chatter like they heard it. I remember to hear this shoulder back and down A LOT. I did once a self experiment on this and when I follow their suggestion my shoulders and the whole arm-shoulder-neck positioning feels very weird. Lucky me, I didn't give much on that words. I came deeper with this topic as I read a blog recently by the pole physio. She wrote similar things like you explain in your video and text. This is a very import point I think and it is totally underestimated, although it's already like a standard "advice" we hear a lot in pole tutorials.
So thank you for explaining it in your video! 💜
May 26, 2021
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