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Old 12-18-2007, 04:46 PM   #11
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He said tennis ball, which is what I use. I roll the scapula, but not on the floor. I'm up against the wall so I can control the pressure. The fossa is filled with the infraspinatus, which clinically carries a lot of junk. I move the ball all over the fossa, and then roll it out to the posterior delt/capsule. I seem to always get some good hits. Reversing that and rolling the pecs next is a nice little sequence, you just look a little silly with your face pressed up against the wall like that.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:53 PM   #12
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No, not the top of the scapula. I do very similar to William - infraspinatus, teres minor, etc. I'll use my fingers to get at the supraspinatus frequently, though.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:40 AM   #13
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Referring to the shoulder problems mentioned, I have recently had a shoulder pain in my right shoulder, but am unsure if it is related. The first sign of pain happened when I tried to hold onto a snatch and I heard a noise in the said shoulder. If I do not put weight overhead, it doesn't bother me. However, ever time I have a "hard" workout doing the full lifts, it is sometimes so painful that it is hard to sleep.

Most shoulder movements (sans weights) are fine. Although, I do notice it is painful to do jumping jacks, specifically when the arms are overhead and start to come back down.

Any thoughts? Orthopedic specialist time? The good news is that I just started the sport. (read: sarcasm)
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:20 AM   #14
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Bleu,
Make sure to read Greg's earlier post in this thread and self-assess if you are having issues in any of the three areas he mentioned. Then we'll get into other things.

For the moment, hot/cold contrast hydrotherapy would be a great start.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:22 PM   #15
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No, not the top of the scapula. I do very similar to William - infraspinatus, teres minor, etc. I'll use my fingers to get at the supraspinatus frequently, though.
Can you please give a few pointers on doing this (pic maybe) ?

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