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-   -   shoulder dislocates: PVC vs. band (http://www.catalystathletics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3558)

Jeff Yan 12-25-2008 12:25 PM

shoulder dislocates: PVC vs. band
Is there any big difference between the two?

Blair Lowe 12-25-2008 03:23 PM

I prefer stick or jump rope for flexibility and theraband for strengthening the shoulder area, specifically the rotator cuff. I feel with the therabands, it works of the muscles than loosening up the joint.

Grissim Connery 12-25-2008 07:18 PM

yeah if you use a stick vs an elastic band you will immediately understand the different focus of each.

Steven Low 12-25-2008 08:29 PM

Theraband is more versatile IMO. Can use it for both stretching and strengthening. I wouldn't do the reverse stretch (going back over the top) with the stick because it's kinda shady but otherwise have at it.

One of my favorite stretches is scapular retraction. Right after you dislocate bend the arms and lower them down to your sides kind of like you're going to do some external/internal rotation. Then relax the shoulder and let the band retract your scapulae. Good stuff.

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