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@Torresfit Absolutely true. It is interesting how often that is the case. Our culture is obsessed with competition and that sometimes finds its way on the mat.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on The Most Common Yoga Injuries and How to Avoid Them
Nice article. I would also mention that the reason most people have trouble with plank position is more than just weak triceps, there are a multitude of other reasons, the main one being weak external shoulder rotators and tight internal rotators ( i.e. weak infraspinatus and teres minor, the latter being tight subscapularis). These muscles should act to stabilize the shoulder joint along with several others in the and around the shoulder joint and the scapula and that also attach to the ribcage. This causes the shoulder joint to internally rotate to perform the move. The internal rotation causes impingement of the shoulder. If these areas are not addressed it doesn't matter how strong the triceps are, lowering into chaturanga will be an issue and will eventually cause an injury over time.
With that said, a very simple solution is to outwardly rotate the shoulder and space the hands into a slight "Y" shape, while the elbows are close to rib cage. Over a period of time, maybe months, working toward bringing the hands back into neutral position while still keeping strong external rotation. It changes everything and created core strength as well over time. Thanks
11 months ago on The Most Common Yoga Injuries and How to Avoid Them