Meanwhile in Russia … Olga Zubova demonstrates full shoulder range of motion. Осваиваем кольца? #klokovbazateam #weightlifting #rings #gymnastics A video posted by Зубова Ольга (@zubova.olga) on Aug 10, 2016 at 2:12pm PDT
From the ATG on Tour in Egypt Series … After he PR’d his block Snatch with 166kg in Part 4 and Clean and Jerked 190kg in Part 5 this was Mohamed Ehab’s after workout stretching routine on Wednesday Afternoon. More: Check out his Interview on ATG where he talks about the importance of stretching and what […]
From the 2015 Junior World Championships … One of the many little WTF moments you have in the training hall is seeing how bendy the human body is supposed to be in healthy athletes. Here is Wang Jie (68kg, China) doing “Shoulder Dislocations”. More: Ways to progress and increase Shoulder Range of Motion.
Update: Gymnastics coach Christopher Sommer was on Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Podcast and talked about Weighted Shoulder Dislocates. Segment starts at 4:30. http://traffic.libsyn.com/robbwolf/PaleoSolution-230.mp3 You can see a video of this variation here. If I had to choose one exercise for shoulder girdle to build strength, mobility and mass, I had to go with the dislocates. How to Progress […]
Not just for gymnasts … Over at Gymnastic Bodies you can learn about the Weighted Pike Stretch. I do these from time to time. Comes in handy after Deadlift days. 2-3 times per Week 2-3 sets of 30 seconds By the way, with straddled legs, this is a great stretch when you are working on your Pancake Stretch. […]
Sunday stretching … If the pancake stretch is getting too easy for you, try this variation with a stick. Photo used with permission, by Jeremy O’Sullivan
Here is Jessica Marie Salvaggio getting her shoulder girdle/ lats stretched out, Zygmunt Smalcerz style. If you don’t have a Zygmunt available you can recreate the experience by lying on a foam roller while holding a weight with your extended arms. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
Dorsal Push Ups. Put these in your ever increasing bag of shoulder flexibility exercises.
Here is an exercise to increase active shoulder flexibility – Weighted Shoulder Flex Pulls. 1 set of 10 reps (hold the last rep for 10 seconds) Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.