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post #20971 of 47723
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post


Yea good rec. My tripper point book explains that the best approach is to eliminate the trigger points through some deep tissue work then stretch then mobilize the area.
I need to work on my upper back mobility for sure. It doesn't help that doing a hard workout always makes the area so stiff. And since I train 4 days a week now myI only have a day or two where my upper body isn't completely tight from the previous days workout.
Also this is just a tip but if you deal hunt you can find an Aeron chair for cheap. I got mine for $200.

 

Another thing that I take, that really works to help get rid of muscle stiffness after workouts is a good high dosage chelated Magnesium supplement. Preferably in a powder form mixed in water soon after your work out is best.

If you do a search, you'll soon find a brand that suits you. Feel free to PM me if you want more info on what I use.

 

Magnesium is a natural and powerful muscle relaxer. I got onto this about 3 months ago after experiencing the same upper body stiffness you describe. Its made a huge difference to my recovery time, not to mention vastly reduced muscle pain.

 

And, if you need a natural anti-inflamatory, do some research on the "Boswelia" herb. Again another really powerful natural pain management compound.

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Thanks PMed!
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Does anyone here walk around with externally rotated shoulders? Looking at every dude, including myself, in public everyone is so internally rotated. When I try to remain externally rotated it's nearly impossible. I only knew one person, my close friend, who can keep his shoulders back and externally rotated all day, even during long battlefield 3 stints..
post #20974 of 47723
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Does anyone here walk around with externally rotated shoulders? Looking at every dude, including myself, in public everyone is so internally rotated. When I try to remain externally rotated it's nearly impossible. I only knew one person, my close friend, who can keep his shoulders back and externally rotated all day, even during long battlefield 3 stints..

 

CS, you're right about a lot of folks being "internally rotated" these days. PT's will all tell you its because we sit in front of our screens and dont get up and move. The lack of movement eventually leads to hunching and internally rotated shoulders as you put it. I've heard this condition referred to as "Thoracic Spinal Posture Syndrome". One of the only ways to fix this is to get movement back into the joints and muscles by doing the opposite...that is, bending back over a Swiss Ball, or 2 tennis balls in a sock...just to get some flexibility back and reverse the process.

 

Those of us that work out have an additional consideration. Working on pecs can lead to shortening of the muscles, that intern pulls and rotates the shoulders inward. Again the way to overcome this is by stretching and utilising the ball method above.

 

I'm no expert in this, so if there are any PT's out there that want to jump in on this...please help us out because this really is a growing problem. 

post #20975 of 47723

Or get ROLFed. For real shit changed my posture in 5 sessions.

post #20976 of 47723
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Does anyone here walk around with externally rotated shoulders? Looking at every dude, including myself, in public everyone is so internally rotated. When I try to remain externally rotated it's nearly impossible. I only knew one person, my close friend, who can keep his shoulders back and externally rotated all day, even during long battlefield 3 stints..

i do. i attribute this to my pulling being far stronger than my pushing in addition to a ton of facepulls, pullaparts, prone Y raises, etc.

or it could be because my bench has always sucked and im just not very good at it giving my shoulders no real reason to rotate internally.
post #20977 of 47723
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Originally Posted by smashwindow View Post

Or get ROLFed. For real shit changed my posture in 5 sessions.

 

Yeah, I've heard this really works, and have been meaning to give it a go.

 

Just wondering, have you made permanent changes to your posture or does your body want to go back to the "bad habits"? 

post #20978 of 47723

i haven't been in a while posture is still good, wouldn't mind going again though the pain is wonderful.

post #20979 of 47723
What is this ROFLed you speak of?
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post

What is this ROFLed you speak of?

 

Should read >>> ROLFed >>>> "ROLFING"

 

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolfing

post #20981 of 47723
Thread Starter 
FUUUUUUUCK

YOU MOTHERFUCKERS JINXED ME!

Bench pressing today got a pinch then a tearing feeling in my left pec minor. Had to stop my workout early. Still hurts. How to fix? I use a slightly wide grip.
post #20982 of 47723
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

FUUUUUUUCK
YOU MOTHERFUCKERS JINXED ME!
Bench pressing today got a pinch then a tearing feeling in my left pec minor. Had to stop my workout early. Still hurts. How to fix? I use a slightly wide grip.
Sounds like a strain icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #20983 of 47723
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Originally Posted by smashwindow View Post

Or get ROLFed. For real shit changed my posture in 5 sessions.

There seems to be a really good ROLFed place here in Raleigh, it's $135 per session.. I'm sorta wanting to give a session a try.
post #20984 of 47723
Freshers week is killing my aesthetics, gotten through 6l of spirits in 4 days and I haven't lifted. Went whaling last night, result was a chinese girl from LA called Crystal with YOLO tattooed on her wrist. Classy bird.
post #20985 of 47723
this is how university should be. you should never regret living in a perpetual state of drunkenness whilst smashing womens of loose moral, it is all downhill from there.
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