Advanced Athletics Adam Friedman Search and-Rescue Mobility Module 3 Thoracic Shoulder Stretch

5 risk factors that affect shoulder health and how to fix them

In General by Adam Friedman

As an athlete, you want to have healthy shoulders. Yet a shoulder injury is, without question, the most common injury amongst athletes. And when it happens, the resulting shoulder pain is often debilitating and agonizing on many levels.

I know this to be true. Because I’ve helped countless numbers of individuals to overcome their shoulder issues.

And I’ve had my own, first-hand experience that meant years of struggling with aches and pains, in this area especially.

That was before I made a daily commitment to restore my shoulder’s health. And manage it for good. More on that in a moment.

First, I want you to understand that there are any number of things that can go wrong your shoulders. Or may have already?

That’s because the way the joints of and around your shoulder interact in function is very COMPLEX.

The more complex something is, the more delicate. And the more upkeep it takes to avoid hurting yourself.

It is the level of complexity of your shoulder that makes possible the functional movement patterns of pushing, pulling and throwing. Each of those patterns is what gives you the power to play a variety of invigorating sports. And allows you to perform everyday activities that contribute to your quality of life.

Unfortunately, sports and life don’t always lend themselves to promote a healthy shoulder.

Any number of things can throw a wrench into the harmony that needs to exist to have full function.

5 root causes of shoulder injury.

  1. Poor postural alignment
  2. Residual muscular tension
  3. Faulty breathing mechanics
  4. Repetitive motions in the one direction
  5. Compensation in movement patterns due to deficient or asymmetrical mobility and/or stability

To get on course to have the durability to be an Athlete For Life, you need to correct and manage all five risk factors for your thoracic-shoulder region.

I’ve put together an exercise program that does exactly that to help you bulletproof your shoulder.

It’s the third module of my Search & Rescue Mobility (SARM) series called “Thoracic-Shoulder”.

The Thoracic-Shoulder program addresses the entire area from the top of your neck, down to the bottom of your ribcage. This complete approach is what it takes to develop full function of your shoulders.

Once you sign-up, you’ll be assigned a self-assessment screen. This assessment will identify any areas that may need more attention at the beginning of your program.

From your assessment score, I’ll assign an individualized program for you to start with. Then you simply follow my instructional videos and descriptions on the “Athlete For Life” app.

Each week, you will build a stronger foundation to perform better and prevent injury.

Get yours here.

To your longevity.

Your coach,