Shoulder Instability

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    Sep 08, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    I'm getting back into weight training after several months not doing them and found i had some instability in my shoulder this morning while working on bench presses (flat and inclined). I was using free weights, and am thinking I should be looking more at using machines until I can get the stability issue sorted out.

    Anyone have any experience or tips of dealing with this kind of issue? I decreased the weights, but maybe I didn't decrease enough?

  • TexanMan82

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    Sep 08, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    Strengthen your rotator cuffs
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    Sep 08, 2008 8:21 PM GMT
    Im recently back after hurting my left shoulder, its taken for ever to heal properly, but I'm now back in the gym lifting weights.

    if your having problems performing the movement correctly with the weights you using, go down in weights until you can complete the movement with proper form.

    Also, you might want to look up shoulder specific exercises, there are literally tones out there my trainer has me doing a good half dozen different movements and weights just to get my shoulder moving and to strengthen the muscles.

    I'd personally stick with free weights, you have an extended range of movement you can do and more muscles come into play to stabilise you, moving to machines could just cause more problems.
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    Sep 10, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    Bring the weights down a bit (db or barbell) and incorporate more work with a bosu or stability ball. Since you're just getting back into it, you don't want to have to take (more) time off from the gym by pushing it to hard and (maybe) straining the shoulder.

    My .02. icon_smile.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 11, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    Try Kenesio Tape. The price has come way down.