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I can't argue any points being made because I don't have the proper education nor experience to disprove anything being said but I will say this. I don't have the issues you stated after doing the test and I saw my doctor about a month ago and he was shocked at how much improvement I made since I last saw him. At this moment my only issue is a pretty much non-existent lower trap's inability to fire and hold my scapula in place when doing anything overhead. The overall improvement in my shoulder is very encouraging. I can't explain the pain I was going through not only with baseball itself but just sitting around. I was in constant pain, I had a pinched nerve and I was running out of options and hope for my shoulder.

Muscle imbalances are a huge issue with many people. I watch it everyday at the gym. People have horrible form when performing exercises and this in turn results in awful posture. Many are not away of the lower trap and how important it actually is along with the serratus. People, like myself who do, have troubles getting the muscle to actually fire and strengthen. My serratus right now is very strong. It is nowhere near where it used to be and I feel the results of it being stronger.

My shoulder issue was very rare. The doctor said it's nothing like he's seen before. My rhomboids are so strong and my right pec is so stretched out from years and years of being stretched and lengthened. I've listened to countless doctors telling me to do the same thing without actually looking at it and realizing it's different.

I have 4-5 kids on my team with the same issue many other athletes have. Weak serratus and a weak lower trap and this is causing many issues with their shoulders.

I've gone through it and I worked at it and I can say strengthening the imbalances does help.

 

Here’s the video analysis I had done.

/forum/mechanics-and-analysis/tyler-gauthier-analysis/?value=Tyler%20Gauthier’type=1’include=1’search=1

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Brent I have just been skimming through this and notice that I have the same thing going on. When I look in the mirror I see a muscle imbalance. My throwing side is not as muscular as my left side. My right collarbone is lower and less visible then my left collarbone. In 7th grade at school I had a scoliosis test and they said it was possible. So I went to my doctor a long time ago and he said it was a muscle imbalance and most athletes get this. I forget what he said after this something like that it should be fine and it’s happening due to pitching a lot. I also notice this when I front squat, I struggle to get the bar on my front shoulders because the muscles are imbalanced. I think I’ve had this ever since I was thirteen when I worked out my upper body and strictly my arms. I don’t know how to fix this. Also my left shoulder is just higher than the right shoulder. It’s not a huge muscle imbalance but you can notice it. 

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Same issue I was having and it is getting better and better. Start reading into what this guy has to say. Remarkable stuff.

 

http://www.ericcressey.com/str…..-essential

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I’m in the middle of the article it’s kind of hard to understand but what I see is the heavy resistance training can help and the picture shows exactly what I have. I’ll keep reading, but can you tell me what to do to get rid of this gross imbalance. 

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