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Old 01-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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The first is about "The Whippet" exercise. When drawing the scapula together & hands behind back position, it says to "maintain an externally rotated upper arm". Might be a simple one but what exactly defines an externally rotated arm position?
Stand with your arms hanging to your sides and turn your palms forward - that's external rotation. So in a behind the back arm position, you're trying to rotate the humerus that same way - you'll probably find that it helps you with that scapular protraction and vice versa.

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My other question is about the "Overhead Straight Arm Pull down" - In the bottom position where the Scapula are depressed youre supposed to "chamber the Humerus head (the end of the upper arm inserting into your shoulder capsule) into position. "

In other words what does it mean to chamber the humerus head into position?
It just means keeping the arm tight into the shoulder rather than letting it be distracted
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