The Biggest Shoulder Problem of Them All
Today’s episode is really an homage to what I have come to believe to be the largest shoulder problem out there–missing internal rotation. You should have full range of motion in your joints true. But you can probably miss a little extension or flexion and still set a few world records. However, if you end up missing the rotation capacity of your shoulder, well, then you are going to end up with poor positioning and a poor capacity to generate stability in the shoulder joint. You see, if you are missing rotation, you will have to compensate to achieve position. This compensation will leave you in a very inefficient position in which to generate torque. It’s like you end up using your rotation slack pocket money on condiments, and you don’t have enough left over for the main course. We’ve got three videos for you today. The first is my absolute favorite way to reclaim that missing IR. It requires a Voodoo Floss band which you can pick up at Roguefitness.com. The second video is me demonstrating on Jesse Burdick of Powerwod.com, that you can in fact have Normal range of motion and still be strong. The final video is a world record mwod attempt. It’s a mob mob smash party at the Reebok Crossfit Games. (Smash Mob?) We are working on IR as a group, with no equipment.
Fix your IR. Yesterday. Because if I see you out in the world with missing IR, it’s going to be like that scene in Fight Club where he takes the guy’s drivers license and tells him to get his life in order. Or else.
And here is the world record smash party we filmed at the Reebok Crossfit Games.