Monkey Hang with Rotational Shoulder Stretching Part 2 – Stick Mobility Exercise

Monkey Hang with Rotational Shoulder Stretching Part 2 – Stick Mobility Exercise


Hey everyone! So in this one, what we’re gonna
do with this movement here, is we’re gonna really concentrate
on getting into the pec and the bicep. We know that the meatheads out there, we love you
guys, you guys love your big guns and your big pecs, so we don’t want those to get super tight, we want
to keep those mobile so they can keep growing. So now Neal’s gonna set up into his
little wider than hip-width stance. He’s gonna set the stick at nine o’clock
here so he’s on his left side. The stick is going to stay at that nine o’clock position
and the arm stays in that nine o’clock arm slot. So when he goes into his hinge and sinks into
his hinge he’s not gonna let the arm slot change. Make sure you keep it at that nine o’clock position. When he sets his hand, he’s gonna grab near the top, and now he’s gonna push the stick lightly into the floor about 30% tension and he’s gonna sink back into his hips and hinge and he’s actively going to reach
for the floor with his right hand. As he does that, that actually reflexively creates more tension in this shoulder region. He starts to feel more amplification
through the chest up into his bicep. Now what he’s gonna do here is
he’s gonna extend the wrist backwards. As he extends the wrist backwards he’s gonna start to lengthen and open up this anterior bicep line right here. He’s gonna feel way more stretch. Then he can come back into flexion of the wrist. He’s gonna start to feel that spiral line down the back
through the extensors into the back of the shoulder. So he can maintain that light tension pushing,
actively reaching for the floor, while he still continues to go through
that extension flexion of the wrist. We have some axial rotation
taking place here at the shoulder and as he moves in and out he’s gonna feel how that transfers the lines of tension from the front bicep, chest into the posterior shoulder region. So give about four or five of each. Strengthen those tissues and shoulder capsule in that position. Enjoy.

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