Injured Shoulder

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  1. mvan3030

    mvan3030 Blue Belt

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    I have an injury to my shoulder, nothing serious, but it has been lingering. It is just a muscle issue and I was trying to ignore it however I figured I better rest it so that it can heal. I am still training and lifting but trying to avoid shoulder/chest exercises because that is when it hurts.

    I decided, since it is my right shoulder that is hurt, that i will just do shoulder/chest exercises with my left arm. Does this seem like it is worth it?
     
  2. Klotz

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    Sounds like an injury I had a few years ago. It got better after about six weeks. Work out, but don't do pushing exercises. If you must, do dumbell overhead presses with your good arm.

    Also: talk to a doctor before taking advice from random schmoes on the internet.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Klotz is correct. DB exercises with the uninjured side are definitely worth doing. And a doctor would be best to talk to. I am currently rehabbing a rotator cuff surgery so I haven't lifted more than 10 pounds with my right arm since November. But I've been doing a ton of DB work with the left side for a couple months now.
     
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    I was kind of waiting for somene to tell me that I would become lopsided or some crap like that... I guess that is probably unlikely.

    I just go crazy if I can't train, so I am happy to hear that other people feel like it is beneficial to train my good arm.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    it is, and there are also some studies, which I don't have the links to at the moment, that show benefits to the injured side from training the uninjured side. I'll try to dig them up and post later.
     
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    That actually makes sense, I don't see poeple walking around looking like lobsters.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    THAT IS CRAZY THAT YOU SAY THIS BECAUSE I BROKE MY HUMOROUS SEPERATED MY SHOULDER ON THE LEFT AND MY RIGHT SIDE IS INDEED STRONGER WHEN I BENCH MY RIGHT SIDE TAKES MOST OF THE WEIGHT IT DOES GET BETTER BUT THE BAD THING ABOUT A SHOULDER INJURIE IS THAT IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO HEAL AND IT CAN COME BACK OVER TIME. I HAVE BEEN REHABING FOR 3 YEARS NOW I ALSO HAVE A CERVICAL FUSION GIVE IT TIME AND CONTCT A DOCTOR IF IT GETS WORSE
     
  9. wildman1717

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    Shoulders are a easy spot to injure. I always use rotator exercises and make sure I do the same amount of pulling exercises that I do on pushing exerecises. Alot of people do have imbalances because they go crazy on the bench presses. I injured my right tricep tendon at the elbow power lifting and left it alone and worked only the left tricep with dumbells. Once the physical theropy was over I lost very little in size on the right tricep.
     
  10. statisticool

    statisticool Banned Banned

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    How did you injure the shoulder?
     
  11. Barut

    Barut Banned Banned

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    Stat, he injured himself doing super slow HIT on machines. He said so in his log.

    We need Asrbear banned. Thanks.
     
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