Scapula Control Technique

Your scapula aka your shoulder blade is often very difficult for people to find. If you donโ€™t initiate movements like rows or pull-ups from the scapula = you will โ€œarmโ€ the movement. Meaning you will rely heavily on shoulder and arm muscles. Your scapula is able to handle more load than your arm muscles. . With any movement you want to move proximally to distally, the scapula should initiate the motion when performing a movement like the Row, Lat Pull-Down, or when performing pull-ups. . Shown here are a couple movements that will help improve scapula control. Realize that at First implementing this strategy may decrease your performance, however the potential to improve your performance increases. . 1๏ธโƒฃstart in open chain with your arms moving in space 2๏ธโƒฃadd a resistance band which will help give a resistance cue to target the scapula retractors (muscles that pull your shoulder blade back) -keep minimal elbow flexion here 3๏ธโƒฃperform scapula pull-ups also with minimal elbow flexion
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