3 Tips For Shoulder Pain Exercises to Do For Crossfit
Do you get pain in your shoulders before or during lifting? Maybe some moves like snatches or overhead squats are impossible because of it?
Here are three tips to help relieve your shoulder pain to make it easier easier to lift and prevent further discomfort.
First step is to work out: how bad it is? Shoulders are complicated and serious injuries must be treated ASAP.
Ideally ask a physio or doctor friend who can give you a free once over. If it’s anything ligament- or tendon-related you are best to see a registered physiotherapist and do everything they say before moving on to step two. If the pain is just in the muscles, crack on:
What exerciees can you do to relieve shoulder pain? Chances are pain will be from overuse or tight muscles so anything you can do to relax the muscle will help.
Start by doing some shoulder stretches after every Crossfit or weights session. This will ease out the scar tissue. – you’ll learn some great examples in our flexibility classes.
Adding in some foam roller work as well will help. Whatever you do:
- Go light, especially while the shoulders are still sore
- Get support. Seek the advice of someone who knows what they are doing as well as a partner to stretch with. Having someone else will ensure you don’t push yourself too far and can focus on easing your pain as fast as possible
Shoulder pain during and after sessions often comes from incomplete recovery. Make sure you stretch after every session as this is the biggest mistake people make – and you don’t want to be one of them.
Second thing you need to do is even out any imbalances, as chances are if you’re experiencing pain it’s from tight shoulders. Work on improving your shoulder flexibility consistently the bridge is ideal for this and looks cool as well!
Anyone can get more flexible in the shoulders, no matter how tight you feel now, and once you do it will open up new possibilities and help you feel amazing in your sport and life.
So why not give it a try:
Come along to a flexibility class or if your serious about FAST results book a ‘Less Pains, More Gains’ get-flexible 1-1 on: