Training the athletic shoulder for ballistic sports skills such as serving in tennis is not a straight forward task and endless debate amongst coaches and medical staff alike. In spite of that debate, we all agree that training the shoulder must consider how energy is generated and dissipated by the whole body via the kinetic chain. The challenge is taking that concept and turning it into an effective training intervention.
Want to teach someone how to squat properly from scratch? Don’t use a bodyweight squat- add some front loaded weight instead. It’s a far easier and more effective way to diagnose the limitations on good squat patterning with more carry over to sports performance.
Teaching perfect spinal alignment in hip flexion-hip extension tasks is absolutely critical for performance of the kinematic chain with important implications for both performance and injury prevention. This 3 step process uses a constraints based approach to get complete beginners to maintain perfect spinal alignment for hip hinging, usually in 10mins or less.