So now I have a shoulder injury, Im thinking its from doing shoulder press on the Hammer Strength machine. I went light but these machines really put my arms and shoulders in a very tough position. I really should have known better and I went ahead and used this machine. The injury was aggravated by a busy day at work, probably one of the busiest I’ve had in my 10 yrs on the job.
So I am resting it now and just trying to stretch it. If it starts to get better from rest I will rehab it using the video inserted into this post. If it continues to hurt then its off to the doctor I go.
Fitness is not a side note an after thought or a hobby. It’s not something to do cause we are bored. The excuses are many. I’m tired, I work a lot, I don’t want to get hurt and the best one yet…. I don’t have the time.
A 64 yr old Chief from South Metro Fire who has made exercise a part of his life like breathing is. He explains its essential and deserves his full attention.
The Kushti wrestling program in India is a training program that definitely proves to be hardcore!
1. UPRIGHT ROWS
Conventional upright rows (performed with a straight bar or EZ bar, a narrow grip and pulling up to the chin) are a surefire way to aggravate cranky shoulders. The exercise almost perfectly replicates the clinical test for impingement syndrome: touch your hand to your opposite shoulder and lift your elbow up. If you feel pinching or tightness, that means you’ve got something going on in your subacromial space (which could be caused by a handful of things) and upright rows are not in the cards for you.
Either way, it’s best just not to do upright rows at all. It’s not worth the potential shoulder irritation and there are plenty of other ways to build big delts and traps.
WHAT TO DO INSTEAD: HIGH PULLS
Widen your grip, use some aggressive hip extension and pull no higher than the nipple line for a more effective and less…
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I followed the instructions and these turned out great. What I like is that you don’t have to bake this in the oven.
A deep front squat with a good long pause at the bottom followed by explosive rise. Heavy as shit too!