There are two major keys to a healthy shoulder that every CrossFitter needs to know.
The first is mobility, or the ability of a body part/segment to move freely with full range of motion.
The second is stability, which keeps the joint stable and safe through various ranges of motion.
In a normal week of CrossFit training we use our shoulders to press, pull, swing, carry, throw and push. Add in being slumped over a desk, surfing, maybe a more physical job, you’ve got a pretty damn useful joint.
Here’s the thing, even when training the big lifts, compound exercises like overhead presses, strict pull ups and static holds there are still the smaller muscles that control the shoulder blade that keep your shoulder healthy that aren’t getting as much love.
So a little extra care for one of the most versatile joints in the body is necessary for your ability to train harder for your goals.
The Bulletproof Shoulders Routine
The bulletproof shoulder routine is designed to give you the stability through your shoulder complex and strengthen the scapular and how it moves (or doesn’t) when you move. Everyone should be doing some sort of shoulder stability work regardless of training experience and this routine when performed 3x a week can be the game changer that keeps your shoulders safe.
When you have bulletproof shoulders you’re safe, you can train harder in the gym, which means you hit your goals quicker.
Check the video courtesy of CrossFit New England here.