Thoracic Spine Mobility to Save Your Shoulders If You’re Posture is Bad, Your Shoulders Will Get Hurt Learn how to improve the way your spine moves with a few simple drills. This will lay the foundation for a well-moving and mobile upper body. If you’ve got crappy shoulders, you’re not surfing, or at least not […]
Mobilize, Activate, Move… Surf Shoulders I think I’m close to a shoulder operation…. and it’s no fun. In all honesty, I’m pretty good with shoulder rehab, training, tissue work etc., but sometimes injuries are just too destructive to deal with non-surgically. I bothered my shoulder on Friday doing some heavy sprint work… (sprint work is […]
GET LOOSE AND MOVE! If you can’t move well, you sure can’t surf well. As a surfer, dynamic flexibility and ease of movement is truly important to not only surf with some style, but to stay injury free as well….. or you can just keep poo-stancing and looking rad! Seriously, as surfers, we’ve got to be […]
Fix Your Shoulders, Increase Spinal Rotation, Paddle Pain Free I put up blog posts in the hope that people out in internet land will read it, use it, improve their surfing, and build a stronger more mobile body. I hope that at least one person who reads this post actually tries this movement. I use […]
COMPLAINING ABOUT SORE SHOULDERS? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! FOAM ROLL AND STRETCH! If your shoulders are aching, your water-time is going to be limited. Check out that pic of Juilian Wilson. Very dynamic shoulder movements going on there, and the only way those movements are happening is due the surrounding tissues allowing that motion. If […]
SIDE-LYING THORACIC ROTATION Yet again, MORE THORACIC MOBILITY! This is a great movement, so use it! In all seriousness, you will benefit from this, your shoulders will benefit from this, and in turn, your surfing will benefit from this. If you’re unsure why this will benefit your shoulders, check out this thoracic spine post.
The second video in the series of “surfers shoulders”. If you surf, you need to work on thoracic mobility as a pre-requisite for improving your shoulders. If you’ve got crappy shoulders, you’re not gonna have that great of a time in the water. Start using this mobility drill, as well as the exercises from part […]
IF YOU SURF, WATCH THIS VIDEO. Bottom line, as a surfer, your shoulders need to move well, and with the average person’s posture, shoulder mobility just isn’t going to be happening very well. To improve shoulder mobility, you MUST first begin to improve thoracic spine mobility. The exercises shown in this video are the first steps to […]