The shoulder is a highly mobile joint and is often the victim of poor posture, low levels of strength and poor transfer of energy through the kinetic chain.
The Upper Trapezius muscle plays a critical role in resisting the strong pull of the latissimus dorsi and avoid excessive depression of the glenohumeral joint. This positioning has a knock-on effect on scapula positioning and the ability of the surrounding muscle to stabilise the shoulder. The Vertical Push Exercise Category is designed to refine this subtle coordination strategy under increasingly complex and diverse demands.
Vertical Pushing is often feared by many overhead athletes but I believe it is a critical piece of the shoulder health jigsaw for high performance.