Building Strength (44 min)
1. Wrist prep
How does the wrist prep shown here also benefit the elbows?
2. Progressive strength
Name three ways to add load in a plank pose to increase scapular stability.
3. Shoulder external rotation
Why are so many people deficient in shoulder external rotation? How would you communicate to a student the need for activation in this area of the body?
4. Anterior shoulder pain
Why might pain in the anterior (front) of the shoulder during pressing movements be alleviated by increasing pulling strength?
5. Case study
Someone expresses interest in working on wheel pose, but their shoulder flexion ROM is pretty abysmal. Where would you start? How would you use progressions to gradually increase this ROM, making overhead backbends more accessible? (We'll cover this again later in the module so you might find it interesting to come back and revisit your answer.)