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Hand Position And Over Active Upper Trapezius

When teaching exercises to patients the priority is often the patient’s key dysfunctional areas. In other cases spinal alignment and inner unit activation are top priorities. Further we can all be guilty of giving too many extrinsic cues to patients and we may want to focus on just one area of cueing too avoid confusing our patients. As a result the type of grip or hand position is often not considered. Nonetheless, how important is the hand position? Cogley et al (2005) found that a narrow base elicited greater triceps brachii activity compared to a wide base during the press up. But more specifically...

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