Shoulder impingement can be a common complaint in CrossFit.
It's not necessarily the movements we do (butterfly pullups, thrusters and snatches are not damaging to strong, healthy shoulders), it's the fact that your shoulders are not in the best shape to begin with. Then you start CrossFitting, and suddenly decide that you are Kendrick Farris....... or Nadia Comaneci;
Heavy weight, dynamic movements, sub optimal form, and on top of that, you don't do your mobility homework.....
And suddenly your shoulders are giving you grief.
Must have been the butterflys.....
It's ok. We've all done dumb stuff before. Don't feel embarrassed.
Talk to a coach - we can help you devise a plan to sort your shoulders out, and if you're carrying a bigger problem than we can handle, we know the right people to refer you to. The biggest problem however, is saying nothing and trying to muddle through, it rarely works.
For the majority of you, who don't have any issues, you should still be spending time on the Crossover Symmetry bands before EVERY workout. Prevention is better than a cure. Doing these drills daily will bulletproof your shoulders against poor posture, slouching in office chairs, long commutes, and hunching over iphones...
THERE STILL MIGHT BE SPACE FOR ONE MORE QUIZ TEAM IF YOU'RE AT A LOOSE END TONIGHT. COME AND SUPPORT JO'S ROAD TO REGIONALS!
FITNESS AND PERFORMANCE
Power Clean 5 x 1.1.1
15 Power Cleans 60/40kg
10 Power Cleans
5 Power Cleans