Stretching Lats vs Shoulder Joint – Movement Tweak #1
Here is the first short video of an ongoing series I will be putting out called Movement Tweaks. In this video, I go over why unfortunately I think many gymnasts “go to” stretches for their lat muscles may not be the most effective. Unfortunately, I think it just puts a lot of stress on the passive stabilizers of the shoulder joint (definitely not good) leading to instability or tendon based pain. Then I go over an alternate stretch I picked up from some strength coaches to replace it. Check it out below, and share if you find it useful!
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