Train Smarter. Not Harder: Time to Think About Shoulder Health

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Time to Start Doing Something About Your Shoulder Health

It can be tempting to skip out on the right warm-up because it’s a “I’m not sore today” or “we’re starting our light” kind of day. Those excuses couldn’t be further from the truth. If you want to maximize shoulder health and prevent injury, you have to spend time preparing your body- every day.

Shoulder health is about training smarter…not harder.

Train Smart

As the most mobile joint in your body (moving in all three planes of motion), shoulder health is essential for all level athletes. Whether you’re just starting out or have been doing CrossFit for years, this is for you.

Here’s the deal, we know you’re limited on time. But, we also know you want to stay strong for your goals…and for life. It’s critical to keep your shoulders healthy and build the right balance with it comes to your scapular muscles (those around your shoulder blade) and rotator cuff. You do that and you’ll not only prevent injury, but you’ll also optimize performance.

And thankfully it doesn’t have to take a ton of time.

A few days a week, do the “Y,T,A” exercise laying in the superman position at home. This simple drill can be used before or after you workout. Keep the weight low (or just use your arms) so you don’t end up shrugging your shoulders during the movement.

Take time for foam rolling the lats and thoracic, too. Roll both with the muscle fibers as well as against them. When you hit that sweet spot, stay there, applying pressure and breathing calmly to help release the tension.

Or “bulletproof your shoulders” during open gym with Crossover Symmetry, the “ultimate shoulder system proven to eliminate pain and optimize performance.” Conveniently located on the red rig, you can get take the steps you need to end shoulder pain and prevent injury.

Keep the Focus on Shoulder Health at CrossFit Salus

It’s never just enough to go through the motions. When you start Crossover Symmetry, talk with a coach first to ensure you’re hitting the positions correctly, doing the exercises in the right order and using the right cords of resistance for each exercise.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a competitive athlete or you want to burn off some steam and be fit for life, we’ll help you keep those shoulders healthy and strong!

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