In today’s post CDSF coaches Dan Jones and Mike Sirani go over four yoga push-up variations that will help you improve your overhead shoulder mobility and stability. The yoga push-up is a great exercise to train scapular upward rotation and keep shoulders healthy in overhead athletes and lifters but can be difficult to progress when they become too easy.
The band external rotation is one of the most commonly performed exercises by baseball players on the field and in the gym. It is also one of the most common incorrectly performed exercises.
In the video above I cover two frequently seen mistakes with this exercise and how to correct them in order to make the exercise much more effective.
The off-season can pass by in the blink of an eye. Even though the cold and dark months between November and March remind you nothing of the game of baseball they are the most crucial for ensuring you’ll be at your best come opening day. What you do with these months is what separates you from, and elevates you above, other players.
I’m no fortuneteller, but I’m usually pretty good at predicting the first few moves people make when they enter the gym. Somewhere between setting down their bag, consuming a healthy dose of caffeine, and loading up the barbell there’s some vaguely defined—albeit well-intentioned—period of time that involves rolling around on a foam roller or digging a lacrosse ball into various body parts.
These types of soft-tissue mobilization techniques have become a standard part of most people’s warm-up routines. But what do we really know about the science underlying these methods? And more importantly, are they right for everyone?
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a purpose and a plan, and not just a bunch of haphazard “I-think-this-is-supposed-to-be-good-for-me” exercises?
This article will explore some of what we know about the science of muscle and fascia, and how we can connect that information to our workouts for the best possible outcomes.