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Broken Shapes and Passive Shoulders: Pull-Up Shoulder Pain Part II

This is a quick test where you can feel how drastic 2 different scenarios are for your ability to create an active shoulder (Full Video Here). Basically, if you are falling into arch and your shape looks like position #2...problems are brewing!


Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more on how to address this issue and find a better position in your arch when your're actually on the a pull-up bar.

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