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Discussion: shoulders

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2016-09-07

Sep 7, 2016 1:59 PM # 
because boobs.

or breathing.

luckily, we can totally do something about both boobs and breathing. Oh wait, nevermind.
Sep 7, 2016 3:12 PM # 
The kinesiologist I'm seeing has me working on my tight shoulders because they play into my rotation issues. if you google "soft roll" and Perry (forgot last name, website is stop chasing pain), you'll see a rolling over exercise that engages muscles in the same order we use them to run. Sometimes I can't even get started because my shoulders are too tight. Working on it has helped a lot.
Sep 8, 2016 7:45 AM # 
This one?

Haven't it tried it yet but I'm curious to see how it goes...

I think I need lots of help, including daily shoulder/neck massage (I should start training Lukas now) and different postures at work. And also probably while running.
Sep 9, 2016 8:03 PM # 
Yup. Add diaphragm release into the massage list, along the bottom of your ribcage, front and back. Can't soft roll until I hit any pressure points along there. And to release neck pain? Try massaging along your collarbone out to your pecs in front of your armpit. Hold any trigger points you find, then try moving your neck again. One of the crazy things I stumbled onto on that website.

I've shamelessly trained both Anna and Peter...:-)
Sep 10, 2016 4:20 PM # 
Interesting - do you guys also have problems with the diaphragm? I thought I was the weirdo there, I get cramps in one side of it (on the side where I have a kind of funky rib). One of my theories is that bras contribute to these problems (particularly damp bras around the rib area in the winter).
Sep 13, 2016 7:49 PM # 
Hunh, never tracked in correlation with my bra. But yes, cramped up 3x today and had to stop to self-release. Finally gave up, something I am doing was clearly yanking on my abs the wrong way.

Mine are usually 1-sided - right, which has a functional leg length difference (short). May also be related.

Shoulders were tight when I rolled before going out, tho. As was rectus femoris, which I think may be to blame for today's shenanigans.

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