I have a posterior labral tear. What lifts shouldn't I do with it? Can I do curls, pull ups, triceps extentions, pullovers... etc? I have been benching on the floor, as I hear the elbow shouldn't go behind the back with the tear.
What lifts shouldn't you do when suffering a muscle tear, cartilage tear, soft tissue damage, hard tissue damage or broken bone?
Well, until your doctor says otherwise, I'd stay away from:
- Bench press
- Overhead press
- Bicep curls
- Tricep curls
- Quadricep curls
- The frequently unheard of Quinrecp, Hexacep and Septecep curls
- Running, jogging, walking faster than an elderly person with a zimmer frame
I'd also steer clear of Barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and churchbells.
Maybe just stick to bench squats, preferably performed on your couch, at a cadence of 5-seconds down, the length of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Pumping Iron in the low position and 5-seconds back to the starting position.