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Shoulder Health: Fine-Tuning Full Can Technique

Written on January 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm, by Eric Cressey

The "full can" exercise is a popular shoulder prehabilitation/rehabilitation exercise of which I'm not super fond for a number of reasons. That said, if folks are going to utilize it, I think it's important that they understand exactly how to perform the exercise and where they should feel it. Check out today's video to learn more:

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  • Jean Lafleur

    Great content Eric. I appreciate your biomechanical delineation and particularly of how the lats as always, can over-dominate the scapular patterns. Just curious, have you put anything out
    about what you can do while performing lat-dominant lifs (albeit it would be difficult doing pull-ups) to emphasize control over the scapular ranges and positions performing those intense and heavily loaded pull-ups. My thinking is if your putting tone into the lat-system, then do your due diligence, and properly mitigate that tone, and do your proper stretching and myofascial release stuff. What do you think?

  • Toni Natoli

    As usual, your explanation of mechanics is flawless. Thanks for showing this usually dangerous exercise with vast improvements.

  • james Bix

    Hi Eric i wondered what your opinion is on training rotator cuffs to avoid shoulder injury. Do you use them at your gym and if so when would you say was the best time to do these.

  • Eric Cressey

    Jean,

    Thanks for the kind words. I don’t think you need to modify performance of lat dominant lifts; you just need to balance them out.

  • Eric Cressey

    We definitely do, James. You can find a lot of examples on my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/ecressey


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