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http://vimeo.com/ondemand/msf

 

This the thread to discuss everything to do with this program.

The PDF, showing end positions and giving the key Cues, can be downloaded here:

The formatting of this program (I mean IPBoard, the forum software (of course) has just gone haywire; the PDF is here:

http://kitlaughlin.com/Master_Series_PDFs/Master-shoulder-flexibility.pdf

I will add the TOC once IPBoard stops sulking

And the short story of 'How to use?' See thanner's excellent post here:

http://kitlaughlin.c...t__20#entry3848

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One of my mottos? I don't fuck around. Actually, that's true for the whole crew here, and a special thanks to Theron, our editor. Today only, $5. Thanks everyone; could to have down this without your help.

Please spread the work from Friday onwards (so we get a few bucks; it goes up to $10 tomorrow).

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I downloaded all the videos and there were no problems

. Currently I am streaming the first video from Vimeo and that seems to be working as well.

Regarding the one arm hang, would hanging with a chinup grip before/after hanging with a pull up grip do any good? In the video you seem to suggest that you prefer the arm to be as internally rotated as possible on the chin up bar.

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E2A makes my entire arm numb...like completely numb.

UPDATE: My biceps, thumb, index finger and part of my lower arm has been completely numb for 30 min. now...wtf I think i pinched a nerve, god i takes a long time i write with one hand...

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E2A makes my entire arm numb...like completely numb.

UPDATE: My biceps, thumb, index finger and part of my lower arm has been completely numb for 30 min. now...wtf

Too hard. Too fast.

Deep breath.

99.9% chance of recovery ;)

I've gotten a little of this in the past (1-3min). Kit mentioned in a workshop that one time it took a woman a week or something to recover.

I found Craig's Chinese AirGuitar lunge arm swings with some real force have freed up the nerve line for me.

But rest and recover with light movements.

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Just worked through all the solo exercises and my "test-retest" of narrowing the grip on a broom-stick overhead squat and arms-eagle-pose both improved a lot. In particular I got as close as I've ever done to being able to touch fingers in eagle-pose, normally they are about 4 inches apart, today almost there!

I did find that my "over-active" right side upper trap was getting too involved, it tends to take over after a very old injury as a teenager. I will really need to focus on form that side. But is there anything I can do to "turn-off" the traps before hitting these exercises?

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Geoff wrote:

Regarding the one arm hang, would hanging with a chinup grip before/after hanging with a pull up grip do any good? In the video you seem to suggest that you prefer the arm to be as internally rotated as possible on the chin up bar.

We were working on the stall bars, so could not rotate. If you have a bar, let the entire body unwind, and then work at controlling both the winding and the unwinding movements—this is what MH and I do when we are paralysing for ourselves.

Joachim: go easy, and let us know when the feeling comes back. The workshop girl Adam refers to took a week for the feeling to come back in her thumb; this is why we say xxxxx gently. Stretching is potentially dangerous.

The position you are in is one of the strongest stretches for both the neural structures (brachial plexus) and the fascial structures, on the palmar side of the forearm. It will come good, I am sure, but it does demonstrate how the structures can limit movement.

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Joachim: go easy, and let us know when the feeling comes back. The workshop girl Adam refers to took a week for the feeling to come back in her thumb; this is why we say xxxxx gently. Stretching is potentially dangerous.

The position you are in is one of the strongest stretches for both the neural structures (brachial plexus) and the fascial structures, on the palmar side of the forearm. It will come good, I am sure, but it does demonstrate how the structures can limit movement.

Thanks Kit. I'm still numb today, it's better though. It's kinda hard writing on the PC at work though, because I can't feel the right hand pushing the buttons:P

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So—what's the lesson? :D

Be well; it will get better soon. Try some gentle neck lateral flexion stretches, too.

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E2A makes my entire arm numb...like completely numb.

UPDATE: My biceps, thumb, index finger and part of my lower arm has been completely numb for 30 min. now...wtf I think i pinched a nerve, god i takes a long time i write with one hand...

Yes, I noticed that this stretch is a tricky one. It does not feel like I am stretching anything ('maybe a slight numb discomfort') but after a while I notice the effect of blood supply that was shut off in my hand. I also suffered from this earlier on when practicing tables (though the stretch was a lot more noticeable in that position) and it slowly went away as I eased into the position over the weeks.

Geoff wrote:

We were working on the stall bars, so could not rotate. If you have a bar, let the entire body unwind, and then work at controlling both the winding and the unwinding movements—this is what MH and I do when we are paralysing for ourselves.

Ah, then I misunderstood what you were saying in the video. I tried the winding and unwinding and found that I have absolutely no control of what direction I am going in :)

I noticed by the way that you (Kit) switched from the short sleeve shirts in the pancake and full squat videos to long sleeve shirts in the shoulder flexibility videos. Is this a coincidence or is this an implicit recommendation to put on long sleeve shirts in order to trap heat in the upper body?

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So—what's the lesson? :D

Be well; it will get better soon. Try some gentle neck lateral flexion stretches, too.

Haha that stretching should be approach with mindfulness and like strength training really, if not more carefully. The arm is back to normal this morning, I guess I'll have to watch out from now on!

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