Snaplight wrote:No entirely sure what you mean by ' dead ' ???
You could try activating them with hanging shrugs - get on the chinning bar in a dead ( but slightly active hand ) and just complete the first section of the chin movement - you're after trying to activate and retract the shoulder blades and no more.
Like to know what previous injuries you speak of. And who told you they were 'dead'? a professional?????
pathfighter wrote:Keep at it. People may not listen to regular madmen, but they do listen to jacked madmen.
RepublicJim wrote:I second the hanging shrugs (scapular pull ups). Another good option is scapular push ups. A good mix of both will help you build up scapular strength and stability in both a vertical and a horizontal plane. I didn't have much awareness of my scapular movement during pulls or pushes until I did a lot of reps of both. I hope you get them working properly!
jimlang wrote: Bunch a burpee lovin' dorks...
pathfighter wrote:Just a hunch, but there is a key difference in Western and Eastern ideas about posture that could be at play here. The typical Western idea of ideal posture is chest out and back arched, with the shoulder blades pressed back. This is actually a rather unhealthy position, leading to "open scissor" posture that's terrible for the back.
The Eastern traditional posture is much closer to healthy. The rib cage is down and braced, and the shoulder blades are held more loosely.
Maybe you have a shoulders-back Western posture and your qigong teacher is making note of that?
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