Resistance Band Pull Aparts
Resistance Band Importance
You heard me say this many times. The scapula listens to what the hip and trunk have to say.
The Scapula and all the muscles directly attached to it, react to how the hip and trunk move. Matter a fact; you can actually make the scapula work twice as hard if you simple make sure the hips and trunk are effectively providing the neuromuscular motivation.
Ok… So the Band Man is a little off from the weekend.
It will make a whole lot more sense once you learn, watch and start doing a simple exercise call band Pull Aparts. These are by far the best way to get the scapula retracting and downwardly rotating which it often is not doing well when the shoulder starts to impinge or the rotator cuff starts to become inflamed.
Here are a few simple cues to remember when it comes to doing Split Squat Pull Aparts:
1. If you want the left scapula to retract better, make sure the right foot is the back leg in a staggered stance.
2. If you want the left scapula to retract stronger, make sure you rotate to the left as you perform a pull apart
3. You have to maintain a stable rock solid staggered left foot forward split squat while you pull apart or the Left scapula will not be able retract and downwardly rotate
4. Nothing wrong with performing short amplitude pull Aparts with the hip and trunk optimally loaded in a stationary position.
5. Diagonal Pull Aparts always work better than just doing straight horizontal
6. Don’t overload with to much resistance band tension. Red or Orange is usually all you need.
These are great exercises to do right before you have your athlete or client start an upper body workout. Plus there is something really awesome about well defined mid back and posterior shoulder muscles.
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PS…. Make sure you check in with me Wednesday when I share with you my 5 Best Dry Land Hockey Resistance Band Exercises to eliminate typically hockey dysfunctions.