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    • #71224
      AvatarRy-zak
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      Hey,

      Thanks for reading. So my 2015 goal is to be able to Sotts press a bar. 
      Here’s my single arm attempt today at 6Kg. You can see my left elbow does some funky movement. I don’t know what’s missing. 
      Currently as part of my daily routine I’m foam rolling my lats, using the pain ball in the first rib, doing the bully stretch, and internally smashing my shoulder with the barbell. These produce noticeable results in how easily my arm extends directly overhead. The bully stretch in particular takes any pain I have away.
    • #75604
      AvatarAnonymous

      Can you complete the movement correctly unweighted?
      Have you hit the outside of your arm?
      smash the delt
      Elbow/ front of shoulder?

    • #75607
      AvatarRy-zak
      Participant

      Hi Kaitlin,

      The smash with the barbell is mainly on the delt, which is extremely sensitive and has limited range compared to the right. What would you suggest for the elbow?
      Thanks,
      Colm
    • #75623
      AvatarNathan Richer
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      wow holy moly that is some funky movement on the left arm!

      can you even lift the arm up with the elbow not doing that, with or without any weight? how about if you were standing up?
    • #75626
      AvatarAnonymous
    • #75663
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
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      Go lighter, don’t lift with your neck and focus on keeping the hand in a position so it looks like you are swinging a hammer. I can’t say for sure if you have a mobility restriction or if you are just doing it wrong. When in doubt, less weight, focus. You need to start in a position where your hand is a little more outside your shoulder. While some of the mobility stuff may be important, it could just be a motor control issue that needs focused practice. 

    • #75664
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
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      And maybe push the knees out more in the squat position and try and get your torso a little more upright before you start to press. If you have too much forward lean your thoracic spine can’t go into any extension and your shoulder will never work right. 

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