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2/20/13 8:37 A

Overhead presses should not be done by some individuals, especially anyone with high blood pressure. You can achieve the same results by doing lateral and frontal raises without the stress of pushing a weight overhead.

Coach Nancy

2/19/13 11:46 P

Thanks Dragonchilde and Coach Nancy. The shoulder popping when I do overhead presses has been something that's been going on for a while, and some days it's better than others, but the across the top of my back thing is new. Just a little disconcerting. As long as I have no pain I'll keep going, but maybe do a little less of the things that actually cause the cracking.

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2/19/13 11:12 P


The sound you hear is called crepitus and as long as the crackling sound is not accompanied by pain or limited range of motion, you should be OK. But you may want to pass it by your doc the next time you see him/her just to be certain.

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2/19/13 10:10 P

I asked my doctor about a funky sound in my knee. It's a sort of grinding sound when I bend my knee.

He told me that it's just something that happens as we age, and there's nothing we can do; basically wear and tear on the cartilage.

2/19/13 8:59 P

I was doing one of the Biggest Loser DVDs...think it's the "Power Sclupt" one, and one part is doing a "modified sun salutation," or something like that. When I walk my hands out and then back in my shoulders and across the top of my back kept cracking and poppinng. There was no pain, but was curious if over time it's going to cause a problem. My shoulders sometimes pop when doing overhead presses too. Are there things that can be done to correct or improve my joints so they don't do that? I know I'm starting to get old and rickety, but jeez it was ridiculous with every inch I walked my hands. lol

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