Click, click!

  • Gayroy65

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    Aug 20, 2015 7:36 AM GMT
    Hey everybody.

    I've recently joined the gym, after being inspired by all the amazing guys on her (yes I'm trying to flatter all of you in the hopes you'll give me some great advice).

    I've noticed the last couple of times I've been that my shoulder joints click when I'm using some of the weight machines.

    I'm just wondering is this normal / not normal?

    Should I be concerned?

    Am I (as I suspect) actually falling apart?

    Any get real advice for a beginner would also be appreciated.

    Thanks guys
    Lee.
  • LostSailor

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    Aug 20, 2015 9:37 AM GMT
    Ebola?
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    Aug 20, 2015 2:34 PM GMT
    Happens to me too sometimes. After looking online though and talking to some people, it was recommended that I stretch whatever part of my body before my workout (which worked for me). Sometimes it's caused by the release of gas, or a tight muscle rubbing and causing friction around the bone.
    There's one exercise though that no matter how stretched out I am I still hear pops, so I just adjust my position (put a little bend in the arm, don't raise it so high, etc).

    There are a lot of tips online as-well icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 20, 2015 3:05 PM GMT
    Recently having this problem myself- along with a little pain. Doc says it's tendonitis - as I suspected.

    I'm trying this approach and seems to be helping. I hate taking a break from the gym and am still doing cardio but I miss the arm workouts.

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    Aug 20, 2015 4:21 PM GMT
    The downside of using weight machines is they force you into a particular movement pattern that may not be good for your specific geometry, even adjusting the machine. You might try weights with dumbbells instead. Better yet, investing in a good personal trainer could be one of the best investments you could make for your fitness.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Aug 20, 2015 7:28 PM GMT
    Gayroy65 saidI've noticed the last couple of times I've been that my shoulder joints click when I'm using some of the weight machines. I'm just wondering is this normal / not normal? Should I be concerned?


    How many gym sessions are we talking about this time around? When was the last time you used to workout and for how long? How much weight are you hoisting? Is there pain when this happens?
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    Aug 20, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    LostSailor saidEbola?



    Don't be stupid. It's obviously Mesothelioma. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Aug 20, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThe downside of using weight machines is they force you into a particular movement pattern that may not be good for your specific geometry, even adjusting the machine. You might try weights with dumbbells instead. Better yet, investing in a good personal trainer could be one of the best investments you could make for your fitness.


    This. Ditch the machines. Start with 2-lb. dumbbells if you need too. You'll thank yourself for it down the road.
  • tobyb

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    Aug 21, 2015 12:32 AM GMT
    I agree with Bunjamon. The machines are OK, but free weights are better for your body, and your psyche, because you're not having to perform the motion according to the geometry of the machine.

    If your joints are clicking, try to adjust the motion so they don't. I don't think clicking joints are bad or dangerous (and hell, my jaw has been clicking most of my life from TMJ), but it's a sign that the joint is not operating smoothly, so why not avoid that.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Aug 21, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    This fellow, Ric Drasin, is a fitness EXPERT and gives excellent advice.

    https://youtu.be/purjffSHr58
  • Gayroy65

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    Aug 21, 2015 6:49 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. I knew I'd get some great advice here. icon_biggrin.gif
  • CanYouKeepUp

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    Aug 21, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    Try using flaxseed oil.