A "bulletproof shoulder" is a shoulder that is pain-free and resistant to injury - and you can have one too - Bulletproof Your Shoulder will show you how.
In less than 100 pages, readers will learn about the Bulletproof Shoulder Program - a series of simple and powerful exercises you do at home or in the gym, that take a few minutes a day to do - yet create powerful changes in your shoulder tissues making it bulletproof to pain and injury. Recommended for chronic shoulder pain, athletes, workers who do repetitive arm activities, or anyone who simply wants to get rid of or avoid shoulder problems.
Chapter 1 "How to Bulletproof a Shoulder" A bulletproof shoulder is a shoulder that is pain-free and resistant to injury. What's the best way to get one? By optimizing your shoulder's function. Give you shoulder superior joint stability, a rock solid base of support, optimal flexibility, and finely tuned proprioception - and you'll have a bulletproof shoulder! The next four chapters explain in detail how to get each one of these essential qualities.
Chapter 2 "Step One: Creating a Highly Stable Joint" begins by showing you how your shoulder joint works. While it's ball and socket joint allows you to move in many directions, it's also one of the least stable joints in your body - which is where many shoulder problems begin. The best way to stabilize it? The rotator cuff. In a few short pages, you'll know what the rotator cuff is, where it is, how it holds the ball in the socket, and the safest, most efficient set of exercises you can do to have the strongest rotator cuff you've ever had.
Chapter 3 "Step Two: Building a Solid Base" Building a strong shoulder joint is a must, but you don't want to stop there. Why? Because the shoulder joint works on a base of support - the scapulae - otherwise known as your shoulder blade. To make a long story short, a weak base of support equals big trouble for the entire shoulder. It's in this chapter you're going to learn about the scapular stabilizers, such as the upper, mid and lower trapezius, the rhomboids, the levator scapulae, and serratus anterior muscles. The chapter ends with a set of scapular stabilization exercises that will provide a rock solid base of support for your shoulder.
Chapter 4 "Step Three: Developing Optimal Flexibility" The strongest, most stable shoulder in the world is practically useless if all it can do is move a around a few degrees in each direction. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to make sure that your shoulder has optimal flexibility in all the major directions. Here I'll show you how you can gain such flexibility in your shoulder.....in 2 minutes a day!
Chapter 5 is titled "Step Four: Fine Tuning Proprioception" Proprioception is the ability you have to sense the position and movements in your body, and believe me, your shoulders need it. For example, the latest research is now showing that people with rotator cuff problems, stiff shoulders, unstable shoulders, etc have proprioceptive deficits. I'll show you two ways you can get yours working at maximum efficiency.
Chapter 6 is"The Bulletproof Shoulder Program" Here I pull together all the information in the book and put it into a practical series of exercises I call The Bulletproof Shoulder Program. It's all laid out for you in pictures, and I tell you step-by-step how to get started, what days to do what exercises, and how to keep you shoulder bulletproof over the long run.
Chapter 7 is "Comprehensive List of Supporting References" Like every book I write, Bulletproof Your Shoulder is completely based on randomized controlled trials and scientific studies that have been published in peer- reviewed journals. Since I know there are readers out there like myself that like to actually check out the information for themselves, I've included the references for every study I have cited in the book.
At 84 pages, I wrote this book so the reader could finish it in a few hours, and walk away with all the tools they need to get a "bulletproof shoulder" that is resistant to pain and injury. Additionally, I have written it in a little larger print, so those with vision problems will have an easy time reading it.See all Product Description