Any weightlifters/powerlifters/crossfitters here?


#1

Read the title…
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#2

I’m nothing like a powerlifter… but I do lift weights :slight_smile: I don’t suppose I’m really the kind of person you mean though.


#3

Yeah…I like to play with the weights a bit.


#4

I used to run 25 miles per week and lift weights three times a week… Then my IT Band started hurting and my rotator cuff really started hurting :tired_face:

As an ectomorph I need to eat a lot to build muscle. My job interfered with my eating regimen so I went from 170 lbs down to 160. :slightly_frowning_face:


#5

What is the correct way to train shoulders without rotator cuff injury?

@theban


#6

I’m carrying around my big belly :angry:. If it gets any heavier, will that make me a powerlifter? :thinking:

I walk, between 5,000 and 10,000 steps every day, and I’ve started riding my bicycle again, 2 or 3 days a week for a half hour or so. I use resistance bands for upper body toning, due an old back injury that gets aggravated whenever I lift real weights.

My problem is, I have the appetite of a ironman competitor, without enough physical activity :unamused:


#7

Proceed cautiously with shoulder exercises. Proper form is imperative! Don’t increase weight dramatically.

Believe me, I did everything wrong and couldn’t raise my right arm for weeks. The pain was terrible :neutral_face:


#8

I’ve literally just started lifting again last week after two months of being sidelined from a rotator cuff injury myself.

The truth is that if you’re careful and do your research you won’t get injured. Actually being careful and responsible and not an idiot is a lot easier said than done, however. ^^


#9

If I feel that twinge of pain in my shoulder, I back off and don’t push it. I lift a little lighter for my shoulders.


#10

When I popped my shoulder I still had three more reps of the set, and one more set to go. For some moronic reason I decided to just finish anyway, and because of the adrenaline I was able to do that despite the pain.

It pains me to think how much faster I could have recovered if I hadn’t let my pride cloud my judgement. It’s a miracle I didn’t need surgery after such a stupid move.


#11

So are there any videos of lateral raises with thumbs up. Seems like everyone is performing with palms down, against your first link advice


#12

#13

Some people say thumbs up will cause biceps tendinitis.
I really don’t know who to believe.


#14

Just watch your form, number of repetitions, and weight. Some exercises are less forgiving when done wrong or excessively.


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