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    Default Cerebral palsy and extreme shoulder inflexibility

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    Hi SS,
    I have a client with CP that causes his left shoulder to be extremely internally rotated.
    He says he's seen PTs for years, but he seems interested in doing something more fun and challenging than PT exercises.
    His deadlift is pretty darn good but, for squats, getting a bar on his back at all seems to be unlikely.
    Last session, we tried high bar with a widest possible grip--like almost straight arms to the side--but that was still too much to ask from his left side. After our session, I thought we could try flopping his wrists over the bar, bc left wrist tightness might be the most inhibiting factor. But haven't tried this yet.
    The other option I'm considering but haven't tried--because I've never taught or done them-- are cross-arms front squats (the front rack position is also not available to his ROM right now) .
    The press is also issue but my gym's lightest bar is still too heavy so we'll be on dumbbells for some time first.

    Thanks.

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