Alright, today in class (Anatomy/Physiology) we had an "expert" Physical Therapist come in and tell us a bit about posture and negative effects of bad posture and about how the body should be, yatta-yatta, etc. etc.
Well, she started evaluating some of us in class and found a bunch of "messed up things" on me including the following…
1) My right shoulder is a bit higher than my left shoulder.
2) My shoulders slope down too much…like a "ski slope".
3) I don't have anough ROM…I can't get my arm straight above my head (both going from front up and side up) without bending my elbow a little and turning my thumb a bit.
4) My neck is too long kind of helping to result in bad shoulder setup.
Those are the main things. She says that I need to work on my traps since my shoulders slump and do more lat raises and such to get my shoulders more level (since they slope so much).
I don't know if this is a bunch of hogwash or what, but what do you guys think? It has me wanting to change the setup of my entire hypertrophy phase just to make sure I address my upperbody needs. Nothing wrong with the chest, just shoulders. Even my upper back (shoulderblades) were fine, she said. I don't know if she was the most knowledgable, as my teacher said, because she said that I do the running "with my legs"…basically neglecting the role of the arms in running. However, it does kind of make sense to me, in a small sense, because most of my tightness I feel when running is in my right shoulder/trap area, never my left and I've been told that I get better ROM in the left side than the right side.