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Old 01-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
Kevin Barger
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Shoulder surgery

Had Rotator Cuff surgery almost two yrs. ago. Had torn suprispinatus and infraspinatus. Doc got a good fix on it but I still just don't feel like I have all my strength back. Feels weak on overhead presses. Any drills or exercises for overhead shoulder strength would be appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: Shoulder surgery

Turkish get ups. Overhead isometric work should help too like overhead squats (assuming you do with with good technique).

Try doing lying side abduction to 45 degrees with a light weight. This will hit your supraspinatus... start out with low weight high reps like 3x15 and as it gets stronger up the weight and start doing lower reps.

p.s. how'd you tear both? o_O
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:32 PM   #3
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Re: Shoulder surgery

Tore both at the same time trying to keep up with my 17 yr. old son on dirt bike. I'm 44 by the way.Ran in to a small waterfall but bike didn't climb, it just stopped solid.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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Re: Shoulder surgery

When you get hurt, the tissues heal. BUT, your body reflexively compensates for the injury in attempt to protect it from further injury. This changes how you move, even in the shoulder. The surgeon repaired your cuff, now you need to repair your movement.

I've posted here before about shoulder mechanics, do a quick search and you should find something. Check that out, see if you're doing some of those same things.

Turkish get-ups would be the exercise I keep if I could only do one exercise for the rest of my life. GREAT for shoulder stability and a solid full-body workout.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I'll work on it and get back with you.
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