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Just another software engineer. Longtime outdoor sports enthauist. Avid rock climber.


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comment How to Increase height naturally? Are those ads gimmicks?
I don't know if this is what you wanted to hear, but Jaydee's advice is pretty good. FWIW, I know a lot of really good rock climbers that have a build like yours. Larger guys like me (I'm 6'4") can't every really match the strength:weight ration or graceful movements of smaller, lighter athletes when it comes to climbing.
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comment Is Rippetoe's advice about the press terrible and wrong?
:) I just wanted you to throw in a caveat to your answer that if someone has an injury they should work with qualified medical supervision. Isn't it the general policy on this site to steer people with active injuries (like the OP in that question) to working within the medical system, and not try take it upon ourselves to recommend solutions to their injuries. Even doctors and PTs won't prescribe a solution without actually seeing the patient.
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comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
Wait, I may have been doing military presses with a pair of 30lbs dumbbells. This was a little while ago (and right now I'm barred from upper body work until some elbow tendonitis clears up, from said pullups)
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comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
I wasn't doing overhead presses then (this was before I found this stack exchange :) ). I was doing 12 pullups at a bodyweight of 185, and dumbbell bench pressing a pair of 60lbs dumbbells. Admittedly, not the best numbers here. But I didn't feel like strength was the limiting factor for heavier weights on my rotation exercises, it was the elbow.
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comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
@Mephisto - work with your physical therapist, but I always found proper form a little easier standing and doing rotator cuff work with a cable pull machine, rather than lying on my side and using dumbbells. My $0.02
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comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
-1 - I'm sorry, this question has a chance of being the highest voted one. Rotator cuff work is usually discussed in the context of injuries (and even the OP is in physical therapy right now) and I'd have to ask that you at least clarify that this advice is for healthy individuals looking to build their bodies in balance. Not for injured people looking to do some light rehab while their bodies heal.
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comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
I'd be inclined to agree with that, at least about not issuing general advice to an already injured person to take up or continue overhead presses without other medical supervision.
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comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
I'd be interested in understanding why PTs recommend the rotation exercises they do. I assume they're appropriate for the average injured person that comes into their practice, but they clearly don't scale as you get into the world of serious lifting and non-injured athletes.
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comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
@Mephisto - I was actually using a cable pull machine, and I'm not sure how it translates into dumbbell weights, so don't quote me on the exact poundage... maybe I should edit that into my answer.
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