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Shoulder discomfort after starting StrongLifts

I recently came off a shoulder injury so I'm a little paranoid about using proper and perfect form for any exercise that involves my shoulders. I've started the SL program and incorporated dips to ...
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Exercises/Self-massage with shoulder pain

I used to row competitively, but had to stop around 9 months ago due to bursitis in my right shoulder. I got treated, mostly cortisone, but it never really got a lot better– a new doctor diagnosed ...
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popping shoulders [closed]

Yesterday during my workout (chest, shoulder, triceps) something really odd happened, while doing incline bench press, one of my shoulders "popped" it didn't hurt, I was able to finish my reps. Then ...
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How do you make progress in two different pressing exercises at once? [closed]

How do I program both benching and dumbell overhead press with the goal of getting better at both?
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Not getting stronger at standing dumbell overhead press

It doesn't make any sense. I did 7 sets of 4 reps with 45 lb dumbbells each hand yesterday and today I tried to do a set with 50 lbs each hand for 2 reps and I couldn't do 2. I could only do 1 before ...
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Is it realistic to go for a goal of pressing your bodyweight on dumbell shoulder presses?

For instance, if you weigh 180, is it realistic to shoulder press 90s overhead or should one stick to pressing bodyweight with the barbell?
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should a static shoulder hold feel sore after?

So I have a bit of shoulder impingement in my right shoulder and I am trying to do some shoulder and rotator cuff stabilization exercises to stregthen and loosen those muscles as Kelly Starrett ...
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Shoulders getting swole/big/broader

I recently got complimented cause workout results are showing, the thing is the compliment included the words "your shoulder's look bigger" and it got me thinking, cause I'm already a wide guy as is. ...
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How to widen the upper body (make distance between shoulders slightly higher) ?

I just wanna know if there are any daily routines or exercises that - do not necessarily build muscles but in fact - make the distance between your shoulders higher and eventually widen the very upper ...
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Will incline press target shoulders more than chest?

In madcow 5x5, it states you can substitute incline press for overhead press, which focuses on the shoulders. Does this mean incline press works shoulders primarily, too? I am confused here, I thought ...
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Shoulder feels sore/strained after 10 sets of 10 on Bench Press?

So I went to the gym today, I got on the bench and did 10 sets of 10 reps, using medium weight, took about 30 minutes to complete, only thing I did other than biking and a few chin ups, and now my ...
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Will barbell squats really strengthen back/deltoid/traps muscles?

So when you squat you are carrying a large amount of weight on your back as we know and I'm trying to figure out if that holding that weight on your back and shoulders would build them, too?
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How to do standing military press without damaging back?

So whenever I do standing military press with any weight, it seems to kind of tear at my back. Not my lower back, but maybe my upper or middle. Anyone with similar experiences?How do I avoid this? Am ...
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Will doing 60,000 arm circles in a day cap your delts?

I am really eager to know how to achieve those coconut shoulders! Could someone who has them that isn't a drug user please say how they got them?!
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How to build cannonball delts without using roids?

So these guys on steroids look like they have these huge 3D capped delts. But I have been told these can only be attained by steroid usage. How are some other ways to get these cannonball delts ...
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Are tricep overhead extensions shoulder healthy?

The thing is, the movement of a dumbbell tricep extension looks so complex that I wonder if it is shoulder safe or not. Can one do triceps overhead extensions without damaging shoulders? And if not, ...
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Can I do bicep curls with a sore shoulder?

A few days ago my shoulder became sore/strained because of improper form while exercising. However, there is only mild aching and it is getting better day by day. I have been doing bicep curls, mainly ...
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Should you really work on your legs the most?

Since your legs are the biggest muscle group on your body, should they be worked more than the rest of the body? And should the chest and shoulders be the most worked on upper body becuase they are ...
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What could be causing the pain in my shoulder during chest presses and pull-downs? [closed]

I experience pain in my left shoulder during wide grip lat pull-down (more when arms are in the lower part of the movement). I do wide grip pull-ups without any problems at the same time. It also ...
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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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Weight loss after Bankart surgery

I am 27 years old guy and having weight upto 95kg. For 2 months ago i had a bankart surgery of my right shoulder, in which 3 anchors were installed inside the shoulder. What types of exercises i can ...
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What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders

When I was a child, I had no problem with going across the monkey bars. Sure, my hands were usually sore afterwards (as much as anything because the outside bars had a tendency to oxidize and form ...
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How do you maintain a healthy shoulder? [closed]

Shoulders problems are usually the bottleneck in training heavy weights, what kind of exercise or stretches would you do to ensure a healthy shoulder?
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slouched shoulders get better when i open my hands

I have really big problems with my posture. I spent a lot of time sitting at computer for many years. My shoulders are rounded, they go forward and due to this my neck is overloaded. I have also ...
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What are some shoulder healthy way to train tricep?

It seems like most workout targeting tricep is harmful to shoulders (dips, overhead extension), I have suffer from shoulder impingement from the past and would like work out my tricep in a healthy way ...
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Rectify different arm strengths?

I'm looking for some help with regards to my arm strength. My right arm is weaker than my left. A couple of years ago I dislocated my right shoulder. I was given the all-clear from the Dr's when ...
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Will doing a large amount of shoulder presses interspersed throughout the day improve strength?

Using a kettlebell while sitting at my desk to do occasional shoulder presses over the course of a few hours, I wonder if there's any benefit or am I just risking injury? What volume would I have to ...
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How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?

The Apley Scratch Test (aka zipper test, or Back Scratch Test) involves trying to touch your middle fingers behind your back, with one arm reaching back over the shoulder and the other reaching up ...
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Shoulder pain after training - How to continue?

I started weight lifting training again after a pause of 5 years. I started really slowly, always did a good warm up (10 min cardio + first sets with reduced weight). After two months of training I ...
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How to improve mobility of shoulders where arms straight together behind back?

I attended one beginner course in CFT Lauttasaari where they said that this is a common problem with guys and recommended stick/bar training to improve flexibility and range of motion. This is ...
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Shoulder / Arm pain during overhead lifts

I have Shoulder / Arm pain when doing certain lifts. For over a year now i have experienced pain in my upper arm when doing overhead lifts. The location of the pain is show in the image. I thought ...
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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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Warmups and trainings for Shoulder cuff?

I started tennis 1 year ago and now I started fencing. I successfully recovered from Ulnar claw here by strengthening forearms. Now I have poor blood circulation in shoulder cuff (reasons can be too ...
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Exercises for stiffened shoulder?

I kayaked last week and found out that I can't do a normal stroke on the left side. Exercising on dry land showed that I have some stiffness and pain when I do the paddling movement, which includes ...
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Recovery plan from tennis shoulder

Shoulder pain is caused by the assisting movement of tennis when you os humerus moves 2 cm outward from the normal position in each assist. The rubber band is my first choice. However, I do not have ...
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why its paining in the shoulder blade after shoulder press, how to get rid of it?

I have been resuming exercising in GYM, after a long time (approx 3 years). I started with mix light weight exercise including, Biceps, Triceps, Chest, Shoulder+Back. Now after two weeks (10 days, ...
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How to train pectorals with shoulder injury?

I believe I have pulled some muscle in my shoulder. I do not know what muscle it is, but it feels "small" - the pain is very localized, and I can feel the pain when I massage the muscle. I think the ...
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Effect of band around arms when bench pressing

I worked out with some guys at my gym last night that introduced me to wearing a band just above the elbows (on the humerus) Below is a picture that partially resembles how I wore the band. Imagine ...
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Overhead presses when hyperlordotic

Doing standing shoulder presses, I'm very cautious not to learn backwards during the lift. My training partner and I specifically watch each other for this. However even without weights when my upper ...
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Collar bone visibility issue

I've been following a bodyweight training routine for 2 months now and I'm satisfied with the gains until now. I am training to improve how I look, and I've succeeded till now except for my shoulder. ...
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Shoulders tire during EZ-bar curls

When I'm doing standing bar curls for a high rep-count (and especially during the 21-rep challenge), my shoulders are absolutely burning by the time I get close to finished. I'm focusing on keeping ...
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Do handstand push ups and pike push ups work the posterior deltoid

I'm currently doing progression to reach the handstand push up. One of the progressions is the pike push up. I've read on a website that those exercises only works the anterior and lateral delts. Is ...
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Interchanging Workouts

My current workout routine is as follows: Monday : Chest Tuesday : Triceps Wednesday : Lat's/Back Thursday : Biceps Friday : Shoulder Saturday, whole day I go to play cricket and Sunday is rest ...
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Is upright row bad for the shoulder?

I have replaced them with shrugs in my new workout, but after reading, http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/ss/slideshow-9-least-effective-exercises (slide 6) and ...
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Problem with shoulder workouts

So I've been working on shoulders for quite some time. I often only do either: 1.Dumbbell or barbell shoulder presses (overhead, full extension). 2.Wall presses or press ups (push ups). 3.Chest and ...
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What is an effective and safe way to train shoulders out of the gym?

I am a house call personal trainer. I go to my clients' homes and train them there. I bring along the equipment which consists of a foam roller, a mat, valslides and resistance bands. At first I ...
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Can external rotations help an already torn rotator cuff?

I just got a new client who informed that both of his rotater cuffs are torn. From My understanding, it seems as though I should avoid all upper body exercises so that I don't injure them further. I ...
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How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?

My question Between now and two months from now when I'm able to see an orthopedic surgeon, what exercises can I do in a hotel room with only my body weight that will not aggravate the shoulder ...
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Alternative exercise to “Cuff dribbles”

I have just read an article in bodybuilding.com about a balanced shoulder workout to build shoulder muscles in a healthy and safe way. Here is the link: ...