Friday, April 26

OK, by now you had to have heard us say “Keep your shoulders down!” And if you haven’t, we’ll keep saying it.

Keeping your shoulder blades down during movement keeps the shoulder joint in the correct position and will help keep them pain free! But you can’t just think about it while you’re in the gym! Keeping good posture needs to be an all-day everyday thing.

Here’s a great exercise to start feeling good shoulder position. Give it a try and then REMEMBER that feeling. Then you can keep that position when doing push ups, pull ups and everything!

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⁣ Do you have any upper back or neck pain? Shoulder pain? Literally any pain above the waist? Listen to this video and apply this to your life! This is one of the most important things we teach you guys and is also something many struggle with. Tag a friend with shoulder/upper back/neck issues and then get to work trying this out!⁣ ⁣ Your body awareness, strength, and stability will all be challenged in this exercise! Start with imagining that string pulling the top of your head up to the ceiling. In other words, stand up nice and tall as your Mama told you to! Don’t allow those ribs to flare and pop out in front. ⁣ ⁣ For the shoulder, blade motion sticks your arm out to the side. Try to rotate the arm from the blade. So the elbow and wrist are quiet. The movement comes from the blade itself. Reach the fingertips long away from you. Now try to rotate as if you are showing the blade to the wall in front of you, or to the ceiling above you! Another way to think about this is to image a cup of water in your hand, now try to dump it out backward without twisting the wrist or elbow! ⁣ ⁣ Applying this blade position to your life may result in massive improvements with pain in the upper back, shoulder, and neck. It can even have a trickle effect into other areas of the body such as the hips, knees, and ankles. Try to apply this to you movements whenever you think of it! Eventually, you can achieve the movement without the arms out at the sides! ⁣ ⁣ 💻Written by Katie Goss @MoveUKatie⁣ ▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃⁣ ❗Did you know we have an online program?! The MoveU Forever Fix program has helped thousands of people around the world! Learn more, and begin improving today at, or simply click the link in our bio.❗⁣ ⁣ #MoveU #Shoulder #ShoulderBlade #Scacpula #NeckPain #UpperBack #ChronicPain #Pain #BackPain #Neck #Chiro #PT #PhysicalTherapy #Rehab #RotatorCuff⁣

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Workout for Friday, April 26
Back Squat
4X3 @ 65% to 75%

For Time
Shoulder to Overhead (95/65)
Back Squat
Run 100m After Each Round

*Two hands must remain on barbell throughout squats!

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