ALL MORNING SESSIONS ARE CANCELED.
“A FEW REASONS YOUR UPPER BACK NEEDS ATTENTION”
“1. Heavy squatting requires a very tight upper back. This means thick, strong muscles and good mobility to retract and depress (the two scapular movements that help brace the back against forward lean). Upper back tightness is foundational for keeping the entire spine braced and stable.
2. Scapular dyskinesis is a common affliction of overhead athletes and often an underlying cause of shoulder dysfunction. The scapula needs to move in concert with the upper arm to keep optimal alignment in the glenohumeral joint. When the scapula stabilizers get weak or imbalanced, joint misalignment and pain is often experienced as the arm moves above the head. For those who enjoy overhead pressing and Olympic movements, scapular stability and dyskinesis is a major performance inhibitor.
3. Forward-rolled shoulders will often lead to rotator cuff weakness, inhibition, and pain, especially in those who are very strong in the bench press. Preventative maintenance can keep you on the bench and keep the weight climbing.
4. Lastly, poor posture is unattractive. A strong rotator cuff and thick upper back not only completes an upper body physique, but when the shoulders are pulled back, the chest appears broader.“—-Dan Blewett for TNation.com
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Scientists at the University of Utah looked at how sugar affected mice and found that the mouse equivalent of just three sugary sodas a day had significant negative effects on life span and competition for mates.“—Meeri Kim for the Washington Post
Workout of the Day
1 round for time of:
500 meter row
10 one arm barbell press, 45/33#, 5 each arm
10 one arm barbell thrusters, 45/33#, 5 each arm
20 suitcase deadlifts, 75/53#, 10 each arm
10 ring dips
5 barbell roll-outs
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.