Today’s mission is to improve the most significant shoulder range of motion for the athlete, internal rotation. For many athletes, particularly overhead throwing athletes, external rotation is often gained at the expense of internal rotation. This poses a huge problem as a loss in range of internal rotation causes the shoulder to compensate by moving forward. This loss of positioning affects mechanical advantage, the ideal length-tension relationship of the joint’s contractile features and stability. It is really important that you start to address these issues if you lack internal rotation. Obviously if you are a throwing athlete you are going to find your throwing side to be far worse so spend more time there.
My man Kelly from MobilityWod has some cool ideas on how to improve internal rotation so be sure to check the video out below.