A continuum of yesterday's post. Go back 👈🏾& check it out if you missed it.. So we have a gymnastics coach with elbow pain from the thousands of spots he performs a week on team members of all sizes 😱After putting the fire out 🔥(inflammation) we addressed upper thoracic spine mobility, rounded shoulder posture AND stabilization of the shoulder and shoulder blade. This is one (in addition to others) of the exercises we had him work on. The goal here is to aid the serratus anterior in abduction/protraction & upward rotation of the scapula when going overhead. But as you can see here, we also get good mid & lower trap recruitment as well as external rotator recruitment with the band. 😼
1️⃣ Retract chin to elongate the spine & emphasis thoracic kyphosis (this helps keep the scapula snug against the rib cage)
2️⃣pull band apart, press the wall away, and maintain pressure on your core.
3️⃣try to keep ribcage stacked over the pelvis as you slide forearms up the wall. You can do this by taking a breath in at the bottom and as you slide the forearms up the wall, forcefully exhale. (This "breathing trick" has been a stable when dealing with numerous kinds of painful movements 😺) #serratusanterior #trap #shoulder #elbowpain #shoulderpain #health #coach #gymnasticscoach #therapy #gymnastics #overhead #athlete #exercise #prescription #healthandfitness @coach_log