Despite a couple of decades of EMG research on shoulder exercises, there were still many unanswered questions regarding the optimal exercise for each muscle. In the early 2000’s we sought to answer some of the questions that were looming regarding the selection of exercises by performing our own versions of EMG studies. You can find these in two articles on the external rotators and the supraspinatus. In addition, I have written a couple of book chapters over the years that gradually built on this concept. But what put this all over the edge was my collaboration with Rafael Escamilla, a colleague I truly respect and admire. Rafael really put this paper over the edge and I couldn’t have done it without him.
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