Assessing for Lat and Teres Tightness with Overhead Shoulder Mobility

Limitations in overhead shoulder mobility are common and often a frequent source of nagging shoulder pain and decreased performance. I feel like the mobility trends I am seeing are focused on torquing the shoulder joint to try to improve overhead mobility. Here’s a quick and easy video demo on how to assess the lat and teres during arm elevation.

Enhancing Overhead Shoulder Mobility

Enhancing Overhead Shoulder Mobility

Overhead shoulder mobility is one of the things that a large majority of people could all improve on if addressed appropriately.

Pull Up or Chin Up? Which is Better?

Similar to my article on squat technique variations in the past, this week is dedicated to the pull up and chin up exercises.  Two similar, yet different exercises with some obvious benefits and differences between the two, most notably biceps involvement with the supinated position of the forearm during the chin up.  Personally, I have […]

The Lat Pulldown – How to Maximize Latissimus Activity

The lat pulldown exercise is such a common exercise that I bet you’d be surprised if I told you that I think you are performing it wrong.  OK, so maybe you aren’t doing it “wrong” but I bet there is a better technique you can perform to maximize our training of the latissimus dorsi muscle.   […]