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Try this mobility drill before you do pushing or pulling exercises!

education mobility Jan 05, 2018

Scapular Camshaft from Taylor Kruse on Vimeo.


No matter how deep we go with our practice, owning the basics pays life long dividends.

The Scapular Cam Shaft (from Zhealth Performance) is one of our favorites for helping people to eliminate pain and reclaim mobility, coordination and strength in 360 degrees of range of motion.

  1. Maintain a tall spine
  2. Create a circle with your shoulder blade
  3. Keep your hand stationary as your shoulder moves
  4. Synchronize your breathing with movement and explore a full range of motion

Common Mistakes:

  • Accessory movement of the trunk and head
  • Substitution of elbow movement for lack of shoulder mobility

Pro Tip:

Try this drill with or without a band before you do pushing or pulling exercises and see how much better you move!

Neuro Tip:

Identify what side of the body a person is less coordinated on and perform the Cam Shaft on that side of the body. Or, if your client is having reflexive stability issues in the trunk try the Cam Shaft on the opposite side of the body! And then retest their stability!

Linear strength is limited and circular strength is infinite! 


About the Author:

Taylor Kruse, recently featured in Men's Health, is dedicated to empowering you with the truth and tools for improved health and performance.

His inspiration stems from more than 10 years of education and coaching through systems like Zhealth Performance, The Burdenko Method, and various movement practices.

In 2013, he co-founded The Movement Project with girlfriend, Alisha Hale. Both are dedicated to inspiring people, coaches, and trainers into their best health and performance.

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