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01/31/2015 at 3:05 pm #75735
Hey Realmadrid5 (if that IS your real name),
The reason you are feeling tingling when you depress is most likely because you are compressing the brachial plexus (the network of nerves that run through your neck/shoulder area that supply your upper limbs with sweet, sweet nervous innervation). Nerves don’t like to be compressed.
Excessive depression of the shoulder does this. In the pictures you posted for depression your shoulders are WAY down south! It’s important to have the capacity to depress your scapulae, but trying to cue them down and back all the time is a bit problematic.
This is sort of like how the “knees out” cue doesn’t mean shove your knees way out over your feet, but rather that your knees shouldn’t buckle inwards. Similarly, you shouldn’t suck your shoulders down to your feet, but they shouldn’t live up by your ears either.