Part two of the "End of Season Fixes" This time we dive into four valuable self-therapy techniques to address shoulder, neck and thorax issues.
Like the hip function, we talked about in video #1
( see here
), the shoulder joint and thorax are also considered "mobile" joints and are crucial to on-bike performance. During a busy riding and racing season, the muscles of our shoulders, neck, and arms develop "repetitive stress" adhesions, trigger points and tightness. Regular care is vital to maintaining optimal function for your ability to slay trails and ride to your full potential!
You see, unlike the hip, the shoulder blade and arm have only one bone that connects it to the body, and that's one that mountain bikers injure often the clavicle. Otherwise, besides the tiny clavicle bone, the entire arm and shoulder blade are attached to the body by muscles!
In this video, you will learn four different soft tissue care strategies to help some of the common muscles that attach to the shoulder blade, the arm, the neck and the pelvis. You'll also learn how to take care of the rib cage (a.k.a the thorax) regarding posture, and lastly, a very important neck care move that may help with arm pump and overall shoulder function.
Alright, now you know four new strategies of self-therapy to help your shoulders, arms, neck, and thorax move better. Hopefully, you'll notice a decrease in your pain or dysfunction, and an increase of your performance so get to it and enjoy the benefits.
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for your off-season training solutions.