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2/15/14 5:42 A

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Either of chair dips or pushups will work the triceps without having to lift your arms above shoulder height. And as compound exercises, they will actually work a much broader range of upper body muscles than exercises like shoulder presses.

But given your history of shoulder dislocations, I would recommend pushups, because it is more easy to work up to these gradually through wall pushups then incline pushups. Chair dips are a great exercise, but you can't modify them as easily.

I note your difficulties with physical therapy, but given there are a range of muscles that keep the shoulder in its socket, if you can strenghten these, then you may reduce your dislocation problems. But designing exercises to achieve this requires a knowledge of anatomy as well as exercise, which puts it fairly in a physical therapists field. If at some stage in the future you can swing a physical therapist, then it may be a good idea.

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2/14/14 5:21 P

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I'm thinking Kickbacks might be the best option for the time being. You can also get a strength band and tie it to a chair and pull across your body, check into isometric exercises. My physical therapist had me work those before lifting when I injured my shoulder, (I have a loose rotater cuff).



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2/14/14 4:02 P

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Have you tried chair dips? They are a great workout for your triceps.

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2/14/14 3:17 P

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Unfortunately PT is out of the question right now due to fiances and health insurance company who finds every loop hole not to pay for it. Yes I've looked into it.



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2/14/14 2:08 P

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Push ups are great but I would really recommend getting physical therapy for it if you can. They can teach you how to strengthen your shoulder so you are less likely to dislocate it.



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2/14/14 1:56 P

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How about triceps kickbacks?

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2/14/14 1:50 P

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Rows? Push ups?


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It's not too late to do physical therapy! In fact, making an appointment with a physical therapist is a good idea, because they can design a program that won't exacerbate your old injury, and may actually improve matters!

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I have a quick question but need to give some history first. At 16, I was in a car accident and broke my right collar bone and had it surgically repaired. When I was 18, I suffered my first dislocation of my right shoulder and anytime I lift anything over my head it will dislocate. At 18, I thought I knew everything and didn't do my physical therapy on my shoulder.

Now I'm 41, I want to work on my triceps but all the exercises I can find involve lifting weights over my head. Does anyone know what other options that don't involve lifting over my head?



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