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Body Imbalances
« on: June 27, 2011, 06:10:23 pm »
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One thing that really gets on my nerves are some imbalances I have that influence my training. My right shoulder hangs lower than my left and my reach is ~1 inch higher with my left. This has influenced my in the following ways:

*I land on my left leg first during jump squats and have to make an adjustment if I want to land on and work both legs.

*I noticed during RDLs that my right shoulder was hanging significantly lower than the left and probably holding a greater % of the weight.

*My left leg is stronger than my right.

*It has made me susceptible to injury and pain. Coming from my right groin area and some pain in my right shoulder.

How should I go about addressing these imbalances if at all? Current methods I use are single leg bounding, one-leg stability work, and upper body work using dumbbells. I feel like these have helped so far but I'm also worried about potential injuries in the future.

Do any of you experience similar issues and if so, how do you go about dealing with them?
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Re: Body Imbalances
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 12:40:57 am »
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go ask eric cressey (srs)
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Body Imbalances
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 11:43:23 am »
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yea thanks I googled the guy and he seemed to have done some research on the matter. Most of his advice was directed at addressing stability at the spine. There were some dvd's with corrective exercises but they were damn expensive.
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Re: Body Imbalances
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 11:51:26 am »
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yea thanks I googled the guy and he seemed to have done some research on the matter. Most of his advice was directed at addressing stability at the spine. There were some dvd's with corrective exercises but they were damn expensive.

i meant literally email the guy. he knows shoulders and particularly shoulder imbalances and particularly the kind of imbalance you're talking about (which is very common in countries where kids grow up throwing baseballs or footballs) really well. he might have gotten too big for his britches now to reply to individual emails but a few years ago, anyway, he would respond pretty quickly.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Body Imbalances
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 10:39:19 pm »
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eric's the best but look at your hips and see i they line up, your shoulders won't line up if your hips don't...if your hips do line up from a front to back and side to side view then it's an issue of the thoracic/cervical spine (scoliosis maybe) or a muscular issue