180612 - Tips Tuesday - Engaged Shoulders

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Engaged shoulders are a MUST when it comes to pull-ups! If your lats and traps aren't activated, there's a potential for injuries on the initiation of the pull. If you struggle with knowing the difference, look below. The one on the left is a dead hang with no shoulder engagement where as the right is total engagement of the shoulders. If this is difficult for you as a skill, "hanging shrugs" (as seen in the video below) are the perfect drill to improve you shoulder activation! 

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SKILL/STRENGTH - 
Pull Up and Muscle Up Progressions
Only Lifting Drills - Snatches

WOD - Shoulder to Overhead Medley
(from the floor) - Athlete will make a max attempt at each weight. 
Rx
135/95
115/75
95/65

Scaled
95/65
75/55
EB

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