STOP! STAND UP! LOOK DOWN AT YOUR HANDS! IN WHAT DIRECTION DO YOUR PALMS FACE?
The odds might possibly be that your palms face backwards when you are standing normally. I’ve been traveling all over the world giving seminars and I can say that just about every person I saw in these seminars had this dysfunction present. In the years I’ve spent training people, it’s been a common barrier towards getting someone into their full functional capacity. There are many reasons why this dysfunction is present in so many people world-wide, but today’s blogpost is purely to cover one of direct influence towards : Pectoralis Major.
When there is overactivity present in the Pectoralis Major, it will influence that Gorilla arm look via the function of internal rotation at the shoulder. Our modernized culture has required us to sit for extended periods of time and during this activity, we will likely recruit the Pectoral fibers in the context of internal shoulder rotation. Other influences at the pelvis, core and T-spine will also wire these dysfunctions as we start going through our gait cycle. This can be very problematic for shoulder pain simply because of the compromised position the shoulder is in when it is being pulled into internal rotation and protraction. When the shoulders are severely rounded forward, it will alter the length-tension relationships on the posterior end of the scapulae. This will put the musculature in the posterior region into a position where it will not be capable of stabilizing efficiently, eventually altering the positioning of the shoulder joint. This can often times lead to impingement that will cause pain. Injury will likely occur over the long haul.
Gorilla arms really are a global issue when it comes to the human body, but the technique I put up above will sure assist in transitioning the body into integrated efficiency. Be sure to utilize your Myofascial Release effectively prior to enable a better effect out of the technique found in the video.
STRETCH INTENTIONALLY, NOT HABITUALLY,