Welcome to the CoreWalking Podcast, with your hosts Jonathan FitzGordon and Alex Mabilon. Join them on a journey into the body and mind gaining insights for moving, healing and aging gracefully.

Today's Episode:

Episode 17: The Shoulder Hangs

The amazing human shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body. Made up of three bones—  the scapula, clavicle and humerus— it forms a shallow socket designed for mobility and terribly susceptible to injury. 

In this Podcast...

We discuss:

• ​​​​​​​From compressive to suspensive to hanging: how the human shoulder evolved into being

​• ​​The myriad muscles that hold the shoulder together

​• The shoulders' relationship to the pelvis

​• ​The shoulder girdle

​• ​The rotator cuff

​• ​Essential exercises for your shoulders

​• ​Why we need another episode on the shoulder and the arm

Time guides:











"The spine is weighing down on all four of the limbs, all four of the extremities..."​

"I'll tell you the story about my friend W."

"You're looking at a spine and the spine has 4 curves: there's a sacrum and a thoracic that curve and there's a lumbar and a cervical that both curve in."

"You don't have a sacrum in the shoulder girdle; you have rhomboid muscles."

"Pec major and pec minor tend to be dysfunctional because of their misuse and disuse."

"The serratus and the rhomboid are really cool because they're easily seen as one muscle."

"Everyone has to go buy and pull-up bar and you have to start hanging. Hanging is essential."

"There is one exercise that is essential, the ultimate rotator cuff exercise which is the ultimate exercise for everything in the body..."

Show Notes...

Blog Posts:

People We Mentioned:


The Spine

The Shoulder

Rhomboid Muscles

Rhomboid Muscles

Deltoid Muscles


Pectoralis Minor & Serratus Anterior

Latissimus Dorsi


Serratus Anterior

Supraspinatus Action

Rotator Cuff


One Minute Anatomy: The Rotator Cuff

One Minute Anatomy: Pectoralis Minor and Lower Trapezius

Strengthening The Rotator Cuff

Forearm Plank: Spinal Pushups

​Cactus on the Back

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