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Forum: Injury Recovery And Prevention

Learn how to prevent and injury, or deal with one you already have.

Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: shoulder bulletproofing: rarely about Rotator Cuff strength

This post started as a discussion about exercises for the rotator cuff as a strategy many folks seems to think helps "bulletproof" one from shoulder injury. This approach speaks to a misunderstanding it seems of the mechanics of the shoulder and where injury in the shoulder generally begins. ...

mc-‎, 09-17-2011 05:31 AM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: *** OFFICIAL INGUINAL HERNIA RECOVERY Thread ***

This thread is dedicated to hernias, hernia recovery, hernia survivors, success stories. I am here for any MISCer or BB.com member if you need motivation help, advice, encouragement, words of wisdom, hints, tips, tricks, or just a fellow friend who truly knows what you are going through....

ShoulderBrah‎, 04-06-2011 01:45 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: TheBroBrah's Guide To Correcting Excessive APT.

For those of you who don't know, APT stands for "Anterior Pelvic Tilt". I recently fixed my APT, i had it pretty bad, definitely a lot worse than most people. How did i get it? Playing video games 24/7 for 2 years straight. Sedentary lifestyles are the biggest cause of APT. Jobs where you are...

TheBroBrah‎, 01-15-2011 12:14 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: -Posture Correction Information and Routines-

Common Postural Deficiencies Desk Jockey: What Sitting All Day is Doing to Your Body In Defense of Overhead Lifting.............Tests for Shoulder Girdle Health Dysfunction Tests Total body corrective routines: Neanderthal No More Part I Neanderthal No More Part II Neanderthal No More...

Gzus‎, 04-14-2010 10:30 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: strategies for low back pain (it may not be about anything in the back)

THis post started life as a reply to someone having "horrible back pain" i've seen three of these in one day, so thought perhaps a general thread may help. The point of this post is to offer an alternative perspective about back pain that says it mayn't be about the back; it may be about pain...

mc-‎, 11-27-2009 10:05 AM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Anyone here in Pain? Here's what to do (99% of the time) - seriously (move it!)

Have you read a post like this: "i have this pain that is that might be - what do i do so i can lift again" Guess what? To Get out of Pain MORE than 9 times out of 10 the answer is a simple two parter you can test yourself 1) NEVER MOVE INTO PAIN - really - do not work through pain

mc-‎, 10-13-2011 02:43 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Complete Shoulder and RC Injury Article

Here's an article that I've alluded to a few times that I had been working on. It's finally finished. I hope you like the final product. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know. I'd be happy to hear constructive criticisms on the article. My goal with this article was to make a...

BernieD‎, 07-13-2005 06:45 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Quit doing your own bench liftoffs!!!

I've been in and out of numerous ortho offices the past 6 months trying to rehab a myriad of shoulder issues. A posterior labral tear being the root issue. I was unsure of the exact cause of the tear until I saw a surgeon that really understood bench form and how it relates to shoulder health. I...

davisj3537‎, 03-20-2014 06:03 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: FOLLOW your DOCTOR'S ORDERS

This subforum is for discussing strategies to get you back in the gym after you've received the green light to do so from your attending physician. There is no internet substitute for in-person, professional diagnosis and treatment of injuries. If you make a post asking about doing anything...

ironwill2008‎, 01-18-2015 09:33 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

anonymous‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Dumbbells fell backwards during shoulder press... snapped my sh*t up

Hi all, Today in the gym I was shoulder pressing and the left dumbbell fell backwards on me. Unfortunately I didn't have the presence of mind to just drop the weight since people were around. Instead I awkwardly rested it to the floor. During the entire motion was a cracking sensation as if...

theuptownfan‎, 09-22-2013 11:38 AM
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FAI Hip impingement

Hi all, I was just starting to seriously train in the gym but I have been diagnosed with FAI impingement (and there is some damage to the cartilage tissue) and they are thinking about doing surgery soon. Now, I am honestly worried about how this will impact my fitness and sports goals. ...

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Angry L4-S1 disc herniation w/ sciatica. Anyone recover without surgery?

It’s been about a year and some change that I herniated my disc. For about 6-8 months my sciatica was awful. I’ve gone through countless hours of PT and I had ‘completed’ it. I started to follow Dr. McGill’s Big 3 exercises. These allowed me to remove a decent amount of the sciatic pain,...

Shoosh‎, 09-13-2019 01:13 PM
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Angry Upper Back Muscle Cramps When Performing Bench Press

My upper back muscles start to cramp up while performing a bench press. Any form suggestions to prevent this?

mikeabennett‎, 09-13-2019 03:32 PM
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Possible achilles tendonitis?

Hey guys at the doctors now to diagnose my heel but a quick summup about it Yesterday i woke up and first steps my right heel does alot of pain really unbearable in the beginning as the day went it got abit better but today same thing. First 3hours at work were hell to walk after that I asked to...

IngloriousHulk‎, 09-09-2019 09:33 AM
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Hip pain.....

I've had a lot of shoulder problems in recent years, so I suspect my joints are overall trash but several weeks ago I noticed my left hip was feeling like **** and I thought perhaps I was a bit overtrained. This coincided with my parents coming to visit so I took a week off. Went back to it and a...

StillbornSoul‎, 09-11-2019 10:03 PM
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Talking Serratus Posterior Superior - Quiet Shoulder Destroyer

I thought I would share my recent experience with everyone here because it could help you. I just spent 5 months away from the gym, losing tons of mass and strength and degenerating into a normal person. The problem I suffered from is incredibly complex and not very well-understood, even by...

maresf16‎, 06-10-2009 11:17 AM
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Angry Constant Overall Back Pain

Ok so I've been lifting for 2months now. About 2weeks back I deadlifted 100kg Sumo for my first time deadlifting. I started getting lower back pain so I stayed active, did streching, went to gym doing low weights and half workouts. (Following Alan thrall's advice).I started sleeping on the floor, I...

TopHeavyMirin‎, 09-10-2019 02:16 PM
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Supinating with dumbbell curls hurt my wrist

Does anyone else experience this? I read that supinating the wrist, turning the pinky outwards help increase the bicep gains/peaks. However i find my wrists acting up a lot after training them, right at the wrist bone that sticks out. Should i just stick to regular barbell curls and when doing...

backinthegymbro‎, 09-10-2019 01:20 PM
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Elbows pain

Hi Folks Before i start i thought it would be a good idea to list some basic info first to help with any advice offered! I'm a 43 year old bloke, 6ft 3 and currently 286lbs. Member of a gym at a local sports centre and up until about 8-9 weeks ago was making decent inroads with my weight...

buckrogers1‎, 09-10-2019 03:23 PM
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Forearm pain after deadhangs and bicep curls

Okay, so this is really two issues. I had the second and thought I'd include the first just to be safe. The second is the more pressing one and the one I'm more concerned about. The first is quite simple: I've been doing deadhangs to improve my grip. My right hand is stronger than my left and...

heiroi‎, 08-15-2019 02:26 PM
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Smile What is the best way to prevent muscle tears/strains etc?

Going through Google it says that stretching before and after exercise is the best way? Is this true or not? Also does genetics have a part to play in it whether or not you are more prone to such injuries (tear/strain etc) edit: besides good form and doing the exercise properly

asta2019‎, 09-09-2019 07:48 AM
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Injury Recovery and Eating

Hi, How should i eat while recovering from a pulled muscle? Im basically off lifting for 2 weeks. i can do cardio in that time. Do i still eat so much protein? i usually eat around 140 grams of protein daily. But now that i havent lifted in a week am i just making expensive poop if i continue...

Mystx‎, 09-09-2019 12:38 AM
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Medial Head Tricep Injury - Grade 2 tear

Hoping someone can share insight or experience the above type of injury? I'd really appreciate any comments and thoughts. About 3 weeks ago, I was doing a heavy set skull crushers (basing mid sets on 4 reps). On my last rep of last heavy set, pressing the weight back up, I felt a short pain in...

wabeer1‎, 10-06-2009 12:23 AM
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Distal Bicep Tear

99% sure I have distal bicep tear in left arm. Saturday did legs, started doing preacher curls for the gurls afterwards. Worked up from 5-25lbs on each side over the course of about 10 minutes doing 5-7 reps. Once I loaded 25 on each side, as soon as I picked it up I felt something weird,...

damirrorisntrdy‎, 09-04-2019 08:05 PM
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Distal Bicep Tear

Complete dital biscep tear yesterday, ER yesterday, ortho on Monday hoping surgery next week. Educate me on heal time with surgery, strength loss, expected % of recovery. Basically if you have completely torn your bicep educate me surgery or not.

enaphal‎, 11-05-2015 02:56 PM
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Peoples opinon on my injury

Hi All I developed back pain during the summer after moving a mattress on my own, it hung around for a while, was worst in the mornings and then more or less went away 10 days ago i was squatting in the morning (usally dont work out until after lunch) and i didnt feel great after, my whole...

mikeleahy‎, 09-07-2019 05:04 AM
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Working the biceps and chest with tennis elbow

Hello everyone! I've had a bad elbow for a few years now and recently started to work out again. The tennis elbow is on the left side only. I've devised some exercises with free weights to work out without bending the elbow, as it seems to be totally fine (I'm starting pretty with pretty...

jophassa‎, 09-08-2019 08:23 PM
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Tennis Elbow & Strength Training

Hi I am hoping someone can advise. I have had tennis elbow for the last 4 weeks. I’ve been to the physio and am doing their exercises but I’d like to get back to my own body/strength training as I am getting married in 7 weeks. My routine was as follows: Leg raises Crunches Squats Lunges...

Reen23‎, 09-07-2019 07:23 PM
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I hsve 2 bulging disc at my thoracic spine, what do I do?

Got them while deadlifting. Apparently it shouldnt be that much of a problem for me to recapture these discs and be able to return to weightlifting but I dont have money to afford professional care right now and would love any kind of advice on how to resolve this issue once and for all. The...

mmaniii‎, 08-31-2019 07:00 AM
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Probably triceps tendon tear?

Hi,im 29 years old guy, last week I was working out with triceps pressdown with 36kg, ive been hitting the gym for 3 month in order to lose fat because im overweight guy. When I pushed it down after a few reps i felt a very sharp pain on my chest, my both shoulders were hurting like there is no...

StanicEnemy‎, 09-03-2019 12:23 PM
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My biceps hurt like a b*tch with high-rep sets, but not between workouts

I'm looking for help figuring out what I'm experiencing. My best guess is maybe it's cramps? But I don't really get cramps ever so I don't know. I'm 34, and I've been lifting solidly for a few years and have a good amount of muscle. I'm currently running HST and bulking, and before this I did...

dirtyreyes‎, 09-05-2019 06:53 PM
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery

Hi, I have thoracic outlet syndrome and havent been able to lift for some time. When lifting heavy my scalenes (which are oversized) pinch the nerves passing through them. The surgery is to remove the anterior and middle scalenes. It seems people in my situation recover well, but I...

dd501‎, 08-27-2019 06:08 AM
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Forearm pain - tennis elbow (not sure)

Hi everyone. I was a keen lifter, but regrettably last year I started getting a sharp pain in my forearm while performing bicep curls. Fast forward one year of rest and now I get an ache across the whole or some of my forearm randomly throughout the day. Has anyone experienced this before? Is it...

sw117751‎, 08-29-2019 03:17 PM
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Unhappy Dropped 195lb barbell on my chest yesterday...

I was doing 195 on flat bench, which is a weight I can do 6 times at this point. I don't really know exactly what happened, but on the 4th rep my left wrist decided to roll forward causing me to release the weight, causing the barbell to come crashing down on my chest. Suprisingly it didn't hurt...

kingbeef323‎, 11-24-2007 08:38 PM
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