Nagging shoulder? Hang in there…

Mobility Monday: Passive hang

Shoulder injuries and chronic shoulder pain is very common among people, but it is a very treatable issue that most people just live with. With approximately 200,000 cases of subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) diagnosed per year in the US, people need to start taking steps to resolve pains or dysfunctions, and that doesn’t always mean going to the doctor. Hanging is a very natural movement that has been proven via studies to improve shoulder health and functionality, especially in people dealing with SIS, rotator cuff years, and even osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint. Perform the passive hang with a shoulder width grip, and a completely passive shoulder. You want to have zero tension in your back, so your ears should be completely covered by your shoulders. Start with 3 sets of 30 second hangs, and work your way up to 60 seconds.
BFC trainer: Collin Simpson

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