Originally Posted by Patrick Haskell
I'd add that when you are talking anterior-posterior imbalances, you are talking about much larger loads at more advantageous angles than that warm-up sequence. The series of cable exercises facing away from the machine (to which I belive you were referring) resemble the perturbation/distraction exercises that a PT would use toward the end of rehab program. Their intent is to put the shoulder at an extreme position and challenge the rotator cuff (and the rest) to stablize the joint. In this case, the stablizers are being challenged not just by the load on the cables, but by the force exerted by the delts and the pecs working against the cables.
Wow. That´s actually the first time someone explained the function of the exercises. I searched like *** as I want/have to know and understand why I´m doing something.
Thank you very much!