I was wondering if someone could give me a list/link to some good exercises that won't place too much strain on the rotator cuff.(I injured the RC like 2 months ago, took a complete break from the gym and am now slowly working myself back into chest/shoulder exercises after the layoff).
I warm up my rotator cuffs w/ internal and external cable work prior to chest/shoulder work(3 sets of 40 reps, 15lbs)
Exercises that are a no-go:
Any type of BB Bench
DB Bench(can do, but with limited ROM, have to stop ~ 3 inches from chest)
In addition, I can do shoulder press and dips fairly pain free(thus far)
Any recommendations? I don't know how well limited ROM DB press and dips will help me maintain shoulder/chest mass.
03-19-2007, 02:13 PM #1
Chest Exercises AFTER recovering from rotator cuff injury?23 Years Old Asian Male
5'10 192lbs ~13%bf.
Goal by end of this year:
5'10 185lbs ~-7%bf.
03-19-2007, 02:20 PM #2
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03-19-2007, 02:22 PM #3
Here's a thread with some rotator cuff rehabilitation movements: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=529968Bodybuilding is 60% training and 50% diet. Yes that adds up to 110%, because that's what you should be giving it. Change the inside, and the physique will follow.
03-20-2007, 09:57 AM #4
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I would avoid doing flys.
Try doing a DB press on a very slight decline. I like to place myself high on the bench (flat bench) with my head and neck hanging over the edge, that's enough of a decline for me.
Really stick your chest out doing 'em like this and keep your shoulders out of it!
Last edited by MiketheSwede; 03-20-2007 at 10:11 AM.
03-20-2007, 10:11 AM #5
another good thing is to apply cold on the injured part after each training session.