When training with light weights for high reps to strengthen and stabilize joints.
How do you decide when to 'bump' up the weight?
My muscles can handle the current weight/rep range - but my shoulder itself hurts like the dickens towards the end of each set.
Should I back off on the weight and wait for the shoulder to 'catch-up', stay where I'm at, or suck it up and push forward?
Lifting was so much easier when the muscles were the limitting factor, not the joints.
Thread: Training for joint stablity
04-13-2012, 10:13 AM #1
Training for joint stablityAny workout you can walk away from is a good workout.
04-13-2012, 10:54 AM #2
There's a pretty good chance that the light weight for high reps is what's making your shoulder hurt. There's a lot of evidence pointing toward heavy weight and low reps creating more strength in joint connective tissue whereas lighter weight and heavy reps creates a repetitive stress disorder type of injury.Training Journal - http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=172312873
"Low rep powerlifting combined with kettlebell training worked so well for me that I stopped doing it." - Me
04-13-2012, 11:08 AM #3
04-13-2012, 11:44 AM #4
I'm not sure of the cause of your shoulder pain, but with me it is rotator cuff damage. Pressing and swimming are painful at times. I found this helpful article designed to strengthen the RC joint.
go to: t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/cracking_the_rotator_cuff_conundrum
04-13-2012, 11:50 AM #5
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