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Working in the Scapular Plane…Part 2

In part one I talked about the three main planes of motion that are most commonly referred to when talking about how we move. If you missed that video, you can watch it here: Part 1

Today I wanted to discuss planes of motion from a different perspective. Shoulder exercises and more often than not, rotator cuff exercises, are executed without considering how the shoulder blade (scapula) sits on the rib cage. If you are feeling a pinch or more tension in the front or back of the shoulder when doing things like internal or external rotation or even abduction, chances are, the ball and socket aren’t lining up right.

In the video below I show you how to set yourself up in the scapular plane so that you get the most out of your shoulder exercises.

About the Author:  Andy Luukkonen BPHE (Hons), FMS Level 2. TMR Level 1. Andy is a graduate of The University of Toronto’s School of Physical and Health Education. He holds his Functional Movement Systems Level 2 Certification and is a Certified Total Motion Release Practitioner. He is the owner of Body Fit Health Club and has been training general population and sport specific clients at Body Fit since 1996.  He can be reached at for advice and consultation.


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