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Rotator cuff exercises not intended to build muscle?

Although the reasoning behind using low weights for rotator cuff exercises has been discussed in this post, I still feel that there is something I am uncertain about. I have heard people say about ...
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Doing rotator cuff exercises prior to bench press and shoulder press and any other exercises

Is it a good idea to do rotator cuff exercises (as a means of prevention of injury) using weights prior to doing exercises that utilize the rotator cuff such as the shoulder press or bench press and ...
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Correct form of cuban rotation with a single dumbbell

What is the correct way to perform cuban rotation with a single dumbbell? I am experimenting with cuban rotation as an assistance exercise for olympic lifting and gymnastic arm balances. My current ...
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Shoulder pain, around the cuff. Any help? [closed]

I have pain (not too bad) in the right shoulder. Annoying pain. I believe it could be rotator cuff related, and there is some soreness. I have had a shoulder cuff injury there before but it cleared ...
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Is Rippetoe's advice about the press terrible and wrong?

Mark says that your rotator cuffs will strengthen in the appropriate amount if you just press correctly: Pressing actually strengthens the rotator cuff muscles. When you press overhead and ...
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Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?

I can understand that the muscles of the Rotator Cuff group are small and therefore I could understand the recommendation of using much lighter dumbbells in relation to other exercises. But almost in ...
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Are there any recommended exercises to help manage a torn rotator cuff? [closed]

With a torn rotator cuff that isn't quite bad enough to warrant surgery but still painful enough that my mother can't do much with that arm, are there any recommended exercises to at least keep arm ...
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Should exercises for the rotator cuff be done at the same time as other shoulder's exercises?

I'm interested in doing exercises for strengthening the rotator's cuff, as suggested in this question/answer and other good resources. My question is, do these deserve their own spot in the training ...
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Teres minor rehab isolation exercises

I've determined that tightness/weakness in my teres minor is at least partially repsonsible for the clicking in my shoulder when I rotate, apparently in its function as an antagonist. I have ...