Scapular Mobilization: Pre, Post, or Seperate?
Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:44 AM
Lately I have been doing Ido's Scapular Mobilization routine, but I've been doing it at a completely seperate time from my daily workouts.
When is the most optimal time to perform this routine? Would it be best to perform it pre-workout for greater rom during your workout?
Perhaps it would be best to do post workout for the sake of say... Not imposing too much of a stretch in the shoulders, chest, and back resulting in less power output (likely a negligible difference anyways).
Third, and last. Maybe I've been right in performing this at a completely different time of day from said workout(usually at night while my lovely wife watches TV).
Any ideas from the pros? Any knowledge or further light shed on this subject for me would be highly appreciated. I'd love to learn as much about this as possible!
Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:33 PM
1. In warm up, after joint mobility and/or cardio warm up ---> low volume
2. Spread around the day for rehab situation/mobility ---> low-med volume each time
3. After the workout for prehab/ROM work ---> med-high volume
Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:58 PM
Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:03 PM
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:18 PM
Are the Wall Extensions are a good thing to consider for this as well?
Definitely, I try to do them 3 times a week (usually I just remember 2 times though ).