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Shoulder Injury Prevention


Friday, October 01, 2010


emoticonShoulders—I did the bench press to failure Monday plus the bench incline with DBs. I also did pull-downs. On Tuesday, I did internal and external rotation, triceps pull downs and biceps curls; on Wed, deadlift and biceps 21s; on Thursday, assisted pull ups and chin ups; on Friday, I got smart. I became concerned about daily workouts with shoulders. Joints need time to rest. Time to evaluate my strategy.
emoticonI will separate doing upper extremity exercises by 48 hours. When I work in extra sets during the breaks between sets of major muscle groups, I must not do upper extremity work on the days I’m “off” for shoulder work. Instead, I shall do calves or wrist curls or anything that does not involve the shoulder.

emoticonGood news: This past month, I lost a total of 6.5 inches!! Yes!!!
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ALYFITN 10/2/2010 1:06PM

    Thanks. I split my exercises but don't get through all I want to do in one session. So I had been sneaking them in the next day. It occurred to me that it was causing me to never completely rest my shoulders. The rest stage is important. I was shortchanging myself. I'm still exercising as much but doing it differently.

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JLITT62 10/2/2010 12:21PM

    Wow! 6.5 inches -- that's awesome!

Yup, those muscles definitely need a rest.

I once had shoulder problems from yoga of all things -- too many planks & side planks!

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TRY2KEEPGOING 10/1/2010 10:42PM

    Good plan. I had shoulder surgery last January. Do whatever you can to avoid an injury. Congrats on losing so many inches!!!

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