California Strength Head Strength Coach, Ernie Hernandez, talks about some exercises we use to improve shoulder stability and scapular mobility with our athletes. Exercises covered include band pull-aparts, the Sotts press, the YTW, and the kneeling kettlebell press. Demonstrations of each exercise are performed by Scott Hisaka.
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Do you limit overhead lifting (pressings, snatching, etc.) for baseball
athletes? I know some strength coaches do. Thanks
@californiaStrength im recovering from a dislocated shoulder would these
exercises be good for the rehab?
can u do how over head press vdo and mobility for them
When I overhead squat it has been commented that the bar slopes downwards
from left to right. My hands are right out at the collars of the bar so I
am unable to move them out any further. I have searched on the internet as
to what needs to be done to correct this but have found nothing to explain
what the issue is. Any ideas?
Royal Thurston says
Man I have no balance when doing overhead. I have my feet spread at a good
position and squat low. Then I always fall over
John Cocksmith says
I cannot do the squat and over head press…any thoughts?
well YOU sir get a THUMBS UP for the tips!
Mike Kiske says
Dylan Tate says
It might be your shoulder/scapular position
Out of curiosity do you guys at california strength work with physicians at
all? Combining your knowledge with that of a sports doc could really make a
Do you really want to do the Y exercise? I was told that developing the
supraspinatus is bad because it increases the risk of impingement.
How many times would you recommend doing these exercises a week?
TJ McGrath says
SO how many times per week could you do this exercise? Is it possible to do
it before every snatch and/or jerk workout ?
Great Video! I just had a surgery on my shoulder, the doctor said i also
have Scapular Diskynisia…. How can I get more tips and program from you
guys to strengthen my scapular and shoulder?
Brian Beard says
Great info. Thanks guys.
But dont the chinese catch the snatch with internally rotated shoulder?
Great video! I will be using these tips, thank you! :)
BRAVO BHARGAV says
Are these workouts advisable for shoulder dislocated patients too ?
Simon Kealy says
Holy Shit it’s Jim Miller !! Dude hows the UFC goin man ??? 🙂
#Doppleganger Great Vid man.
should he look down like that?
isnt it better to be looking higher?
The breathing going on in the background is pretty ominous. It has a
creepy/rapey vibe to it xD
I have been working hard on my snatch form. I have a permanent shoulder
injury, and my should pops out of socket on certain rotations and
movements. I need to head down there and make an appt with you guys for
training. I am a couple hours away in the High Desert.
is this all about prehab before working out or can this also be used to
improve the rhomboids and improve posture? in that case, shouldn’t I push
these small muscles hard then? like YTW, every movement 3×15 for example?
get some burn. I don’t really get how to incorporate this. Isn’t these
exercises meant to improve on your posture rather than just warm up?
Matt Williams says
Damn that Sots press.
how often should I do these?
Yomamas Nekst says
my shoulders hurt when i sots press! help please?
Joshua Hogan says
Scott those pockets tho…..
RichMartin FreeweightsAndSpeed. says
Antonio Castañeda says
i cant “into” in snathc for my shoulder.. i gues :(
Starting my snatches this week .. Gonna be BOSS!!
Crispy C says
I wouldnt say i feel pain in my shoulders but something weird is happening
thats for sure. I feels like my shoulders are moving around like there un
stable and it feels like i could easily pull my shoulders. What is wrong?
Shoulder stability/scapular mobility?
Why don’t you use a pronated grip on the band exercise?
Patrick Sheldon says
Was trying to do the presses from the bottom of the squat position, and
some overhead squats (unloaded bar). All seemed good until one rep where I
lost stability, except in external shoulder rotation, bar dropped down
behind me down to my ass. Luckily my shoulder mobility is good and didn’t
cause any pain or anything, but I know under load that’d be catastrophic
and I should probably learn to bail safely. Will some of these stability &
mobility exercises still be good to prevent that, or should I add something
How often? Every day?
Latrina Gustev says
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Is this a joke? This is absolutely ridiculous.
The second one is a press in snatch. The sots press is done with a clean
grip. The best exercise for bottom position posture for the clean and squat