These muscles will absolutely cause shoulder pain if they become dysfunctional. And the fact you won’t truly feel tension in these muscles until pressure is applied is why I made this video.You need to be sure you release tension in these muscles prior to your workouts. If pain is persistent you need to reduce the number of chest exercises you do during the week and place more emphasis on your upper back musculature and rotator cuff muscles.
The days where you exercise just to exercise need to be long gone. In order to truly benefit from your strength/resistance training program, you need to be certain the correct muscles are activating during exercises. Become mentally in sync with your body. The more in sync we are with our body, the more we reduce the risk of injury, muscle imbalance, and pain
This video I talk about two common postural distortions, medially rotated shoulder, and elevated shoulder. I discuss some of the signs associated with both of these postural distortions and I discuss the most common muscles involved with the distortions.
This video we discuss common causes of elevated hip posture and how to address it. We also talk about the pain often caused from this posture and relationship between the muscles.
If you have shoulder pain, these 4 muscles are the MOST common muscle that I work I, where clients never knew they had tension. If you don’t know you have tension in muscles, you likely will ignore those muscles which will cause more and more shoulder pain or dysfunction. You won’t think to stretch or release these muscles and they will continue to cause more dysfunction and pain in your shoulder joint and neck.
Yes, fixing knee pain can be as easy as releasing the tension in the muscles surrounding the joint. More often than not, you’ll have a trigger point or tender point somewhere in your quadriceps or tibialis anterior that’s causing the discomfort in your knee. If you are able to pinpoint where exactly you are feeling the pain during the exercise, start with rolling out that spot with either a foam roller or massage stick. Now if you are someone that only does cardio and you experience knee pain, that’s a whole different beast. You will need to put a lot more emphasis on strengthening your leg muscles, especially your quads! By strengthen I mean resistance training or weight training not running!
If you are someone with constant shoulder issues, this upper body workout routine is a must. Releasing tension prior to exercise will allow more oxygen and blood flow into the muscles and will allow your muscles to contract and release more efficiently. If we go straight into a upper body workout or any workout in general without releasing the tension surrounding the shoulder joint, we will create more muscle imbalance and more shoulder issues. We also want to make sure we are warming up the smaller rotator cuff muscles so they are primed and ready to activate when we perform larger shoulder movements.
At the end of the day, the point of therapy is to help and to educate. There comes a point where you have to take what you have learned or what therapy has provided, and continue to grow and improve. This video tackles my viewpoint on therapy and what is necessary in order to get the full benefit of any type of therapy session.