Exercise to do with shoulder injury

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    Feb 12, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Hey all:

    I have a shoulder injury, which I JUST got an MRI for, but not the results yet. My question is, what exercises, if any, can you do for your upper body that don't really engage the shoulders?

    As a side note, I have a very high pain tolerance, so anything that even mildly engages the shoulder and may cause my injury to worsen (which is what I've been doing for several months now) is something I should avoid.

    Ideas? I've already taken two weeks off and I can feel the fat returning, and what gains I've made going away.

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    Feb 12, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    Diet is first priority... if you want to stay sexy, focus on what you put in.

    Work lower body, which should keep your metabolism going. Let the shoulders rest, heal and when they are OK, then start rehab...

    diet diet diet..
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    Feb 12, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    ooers, I've done both my shoulders in the past, my right one about mid last year, it's started bugging me again.. but anyways..

    it'll depend on the severity of the injury, since you have attempted to continue working out (which is what I did the first time for my left shoulder) I can tell you doing that while maybe not making things worse will certainly make healing more difficult.

    Do you have a physiotherapist? they'll be able to guide you the best depending on the type of injury you have.

    have you been given a course of anti-inflammatorys? I'm assuming you have.

    So, if you've been working out stil and just aggravating the shoulder, then you need to give it a rest, heh, focus on the lower body, cardio can be good but it'll depend on the type and if the inpact of say running, jumping, what ever has an impact on your shoulder recovery.

    The only sort of upper body things you might be able to get away with is things like crunches, but even then that bothered my recent shoulder injury until I learnt how to get past that, I'd stick a 22 pound weight on my chest and hug the thing, it was just the right size to get my arms around, to hold onto easily and it kept my shoulder in one position and not activate the muscle I injured to much.

    The best thing is to focus on the lower body, but stay away from anything requiring you to lift bars heh, use the machines, leg presses, weight free squats (trust me, do 60 of'em, then see how you feel) perfect time to practice 1 legged squats and one legged planks and so on.

    and let me assure you, you haven't stacked on a load of weight or lost muscle mass yet, if it's two weeks what your feeling is lethargy from inactivity and nothing more, it didn't take you two weeks to build the muscle you have and it wont take two weeks for you to lose it.

    Unless it's a really bad injury (and in which case you wouldn't have been able to keep going to the gym) you should have been given physio stuff to do with a theraband and all that good stuff icon_smile.gif you'll be back in the gym in no time icon_smile.gif