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Hello all, first time back here in a long time. I know it might be heresy on here but I prefer weights most of the time to gymnastic training. Now that that's out of the way, I also know lifters do a bad job of mobility most of the time. I know I do. Case in point my shoulders are killing me lately. I know I have nobody to blame but myself for being lazy and not working on shoulder mobility, and now I want to a) fix the problem and b) bulletproof my shoulders and other joints moving forward. BUT I still want to lift So my question for y'all is what is the best way to incorporate the mobility from gymnastics for lifting? And specifically for injury prevention?
I would have liked to ask "What is the most complete strength test?" but obviously such a test would involve every movement known to man. But really, how can you determine who is the strongest? As for the definition of strength, I'm not really to certain so it can be quite lenient in regards to this question; but one requisite is that there should be a combination of brute strength and athleticism. Pure weightlifters can say "I can lift more than you in *particular lift* therefore I am stronger", but calisthenics experts may also say something like "yeah, well, can you do this *particular movement*?" Which one is more valid, if either? The strength should be applicable in real world scenarios, such as lifting a car out of a slippery ditch, or uprooting a man-sized tree, because what use is any other strength? In such a test, would you make it a circuit routine for who can do particular exercises? Would you include standard "exercises" or a new one for the sake of testing (such as, say, metal bending). All I can think to include really is a deadlift (genuine test of total body strength), and... weighted pullups. Any ideas? EDIT: What I had in mind was a method for discerning who out of two people is the stronger one. Arm wrestling should be in there somewhere.