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Old 09-01-2007, 04:26 AM   #4
Patrick Haskell
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Re: In just weeks of doing CF...

I've had similar success at shoulder rehab with Crossfit. I've dislocated and/or sublexed both shoulders numerous times, including while doing a 95# seated military press 10 years ago. (Hello, Mr. Spotter, please stop talking to the pretty lady.) I'd resigned myself to dangerously loose shoulders and eventual arthritis, but in the 3 months of CF training, the joints have strenghtened and tightened up remarkably. (I used to be able to feel the head of the humerous floating around the joint when I lay on it at night.)

The combination of daily pullups and OHS and the use of compound movements, instead of isolation movements, has really allowed me to build strength in ways I had long ago ruled out. I certainly never thought I'd be able to lift heavy weights overhead, but I'm setting PRs on the overhead lifts. The shoulders still aren't my strongest joints, but I've finally found a program that I can follow to keep them from being the obvious weakest link.
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