Some Advice would be nice

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    Mar 04, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    Hi everyone, I am having a bit of a problem,
    I am really wanting to get into a lean muscle build, and really slim down, (im 6'2'' 195lbs)
    but the problem is, have serious shoulder issues and I can ever seem to maintain a grip on anything,
    most of the workouts in here describe allot about weight lifting, but lifting with my shoulder is absolute agony for me. can anyone out there give me some advice?
    thx so much
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    Mar 04, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    See a doctor immediately to have it evaluated.

    Good luck.
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    Mar 04, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    ShivaJOCK saidSee a doctor immediately to have it evaluated.

    Good luck.

    This.

    Any other advice is useless until you get it fixed.
  • WILDCARD73

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    Mar 04, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    ShivaJOCK saidSee a doctor immediately to have it evaluated.

    Good luck.


    yes also u can increase cardio till shoulder is healed, or use your own body weight or low weight with high reps to get toned muscles and leaner built
  • Sparkycat

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    Mar 04, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    Yep, doc and physical therapist. I also had really nasty pain in my left shoulder. Saw a doc, had xrays, got poked and prodded, etc, etc. Turned out to be an impingement on a tendon and the brusis around the tendon. The muscles in the shoulder were all very tight and constricted. The doc gave me a steroid shot in the shoulder to relieve the immediate pain - absolutely heaven in a syringe. The effect lasts about two weeks. I also was started on a prescription strength nsaid pain reliever. I had to start doing a series of stretches prescribed by a physical therapist, and I needed the pain relief so I could do the movements. It took weeks and weeks of stretching every day because the muscles were so tight. Then the P.T. added low weight shoulder strengthening exercises. I did this religiously, and very slowly went up in weight. It was a long process. My shoulder is much better now. I still do the stretches twice per week and am very careful doing any kind of shoulder workout. Good luck.
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    Mar 04, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    See a chiropractor. He can xray it and will give you rehab exercises to rebuild the shoulder....unless it is a medical problem that needs some other specialist's attention.
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    Mar 04, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    What many people do not realise is that the shoulder is a very complex muscle, and it ties into your spine.

    in basic terms, your shoulder muscles tie around your upper spine - so sometimes when your back is feeling sore, it is actually your shoulders feeding that soreness.

    shoulders are the most easily damaged of all muscle groups, mainly because they take more daily impact that you might expect.

    the other reasons, which you might not expect, are that a lot of your workout routines rely on work coming out of your shoulder muscles. for example: upright rows, incline presses - even the pec dec - puts a lot of strain on your shoulders. It might not seem so.

    My advice would be to take attention to a qualified physician, and not take advice from an online forum (always my advice).

    love cronks