In today's post CDSF coaches Dan Jones and Mike Sirani go over four upper body exercises that will help you improve your overhead shoulder stability and keep your shoulders healthy during periods of higher volume and intensity upper body training.
Sitting is inevitable; most of us do it at work, then we sit on the car ride home, and then do it again while watching TV at the end of the day. When your day is made up of mostly sitting and you also lack movement and exercise in your daily routine you’ll notice that your body feels tired, lethargic, and tight.
In this post you will learn: what it is about sitting that can be problematic, how to alleviate pain that can be associated with prolonged sitting, and long term solutions to combat sitting related problems.
When asked why pull-ups are a part of your training program, you’ll likely respond with one of four answers:
1. To improve your upper body strength
2. To increase the size and improve the appearance of your upper back
3. You were told to do them
4. They’re your favorite activity
The pull-up is a staple in almost everyone’s strength and conditioning program, and rightfully so; pull-ups are one of the best ways to train your lats. Your lats are very strong and powerful extenders, adductors, and internal rotators of your shoulder.