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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: -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: 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: 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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Exclamation Staying Fit with back and knee injury

Hello everyone, I am a 16 year old athlete that has begun to put on weight. I fractured my L4 and knee cap, and it has really put a strain on my physical ability, and motivation. I want to stay fit through the long term healing process but I am lost on how to start. I don’t know how to diet, and I...

rdeusch‎, 07-19-2019 03:58 PM
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Cervical Herniated disc?!?!?

1 .Once the symptoms (ex: pain, numbness) resolve, does this mean the herniated disc is healed? 2. I stopped getting symptoms maybe 2 weeks ago, thursday will be 4 weeks , can i assume then that it is healed? 3. Can i begin working out again after i am sure it is healed ( 4 weeks/...

jgreenhaus‎, 11-30-2010 09:49 AM
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Post-concussion recovery

Hello, I had a concussion last night, hit the back of my head on some hard metal furniture. I saw a doctor he said it was minor, nothing serious, "few weeks" to heal. Is there anything you guys would advise to do while recovering with a concussion? First day afterwards has been hell and boring....

2RDEYE‎, 07-18-2019 05:40 PM
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Tweaked my back and had the wind knocked out of me while squatting

Currently in so much pain while typing this, but I wanna know if I'll be alright... So I was warming up today at 185, and when I was coming back up from the negative I noticed that my back hurt a bit. Then after I set the bar back down I realized that I couldn't breathe (it felt like the wind...

notoslo‎, 07-18-2019 03:58 PM
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back injury

hey all- I'm a 37 year old dude who is pretty active (but also a bit of a bon vivant - I love food and drink). 6ft, 185 lbs. I recently got back into strength training/weight lifting with a trainer. Squats, deadlifts, push-ups, curls. Some ab work. A lot of free weights and bar bell stuff. ...

fredabernathy‎, 07-13-2019 11:01 AM
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Question Need a Workout Routine - For a Ankylosing spondylitis patient

Hello to every one in BB.com I hope I won't offend any one by saying I'd really like advice from a professional trainer although of course I'm open to all suggestions in making this work for me. I'll give a brief explanation as to what my problem is and what I need help with shortly. I'm sure...

CoolMeEddy‎, 10-06-2015 11:13 AM
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Question Lower back pain doing weighted sit ups (help)

Hey i hope you all have a good day. So im still really new in working out and figuring things out on my way and one day i checked online for better ab exercises and found that adding weight is the next step and i started doing sit ups with 25 lbs plate holding it infront of my chest and they felt...

Jakus337‎, 07-13-2019 09:17 AM
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Axillary cording - axillary web syndrome

Hi all, I hope someone had this before, a male, because I am only encountering this problem in females after breast surgery, due to scaring. So, it looks like this Story: I was doing pull ups taht day in my garage. Was incredibly hot inside, like in sauna so I was sweating like a...

Brkchey‎, 06-28-2016 04:50 AM
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Post Shoulder Injury Update Help

Hey so i got back into the gym now after 4-5 weeks off after possibly a rotator cuff injury. My question is, after a shoulder injury is it normal to feel tightness/stiffness in the shoulder and some painfree clicking? It does not hurt moving my arm around at all only tightness in the...

Tom9111‎, 07-16-2019 08:06 AM
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Keep getting muscle strains

Hi all, I seem to be getting muscle strains constantly. It started a few months ago back in early January when I got a neck sprain and am currently doing PT for (and is improving). Before that actually, I got a pretty bad oblique strain but barely feel it anymore. However, I seem to be getting...

ikonik7‎, 07-13-2019 09:12 AM
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Pec Minor Syndrome

Hi, has anyone had pec minor syndrome and had the pec minor release surgery? I've been unable to lift for a year as whenever I try to lift anything heavy I get an awful nerve pain in my armpit which lasts 3-5 days. A thoracic outlet syndrome specialist has said that I have pec minor syndrome,...

dd501‎, 07-15-2019 06:14 AM
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Unusual/extreme tiredness, sudden onset

This has got me scratching my head. Background - I've been doing keto (and please - I'm not interested in anyone's criticism of keto - it's my choice, I have a specific question) for half a year now. Dropped from 198 lbs. to 158 lbs. Getting leaner (maybe 13% BF down from 23%) and putting on some...

KetoBob‎, 07-11-2019 10:12 PM
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How Can I prevent this injury in the future (lower back)

Been working out with kettlebells for about a month or so. I do these fat burning circuits I got off youtube where I do about 5 exercises (no rest in between) and then rest for like 2-3 min and do another round of that, usually doing 5 rounds total. I’m not using really heavy weight (35lb...

dbchops‎, 07-14-2019 12:26 AM
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Warming up instead of stretching?

I'm just getting back in after a very long time out. Many recommendations have changed regarding nutrition etc. So I'm reading that warming up is the way to go as opposed to stretching. Basically getting your heart pumping and warming up the joints with movements like back slaps and arm circles...

SmashBasket‎, 07-13-2019 05:51 PM
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Lower Back Pain from Back Squat / DL

I feel some lower back pain when leaning down after squats and dl and I'm just wondering the best way to fix this. I believe it might be my lower back rounding but I also feel it a bit when going up in a dl, like some pain from compression.

gakiloroth‎, 07-13-2019 12:42 AM
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pain near the scapulas - pull ups x running?

I'm doing pull ups on a daily basis for about 1.5 years. I also usually run 1.5 miles each 2 days. Since the end of last year, I been feeling pain in the region near the scapulas. This pain does not start right after I do the pull up or running, but when I'm standing up or sitting on a chair, for...

victorfehr1‎, 07-11-2019 01:37 PM
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Popping/clicking and pain in back of shoulder. No MRI findings

Ive been having a clicking and popping sensation along with persistent pain in the back of my shoulder if I rotate my left arm or lift it overhead for the past 6 months. I did 2 MRIs to see what was going on, a Left Shoulder MRI (no contrast) and a cervical MRI. Shoulder MRI showed up absolutely...

Josediaz59‎, 07-11-2019 07:38 AM
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Repeated wrist pain for over a year

Hey ppl So I'm 16 and I started going to the gym last year in june. Before that I was already pretty active in sports and just bodyweight workouts Anyways so I started in june of last year and I was doing pretty well for myself all the way till november when for some reason my wrists started...

GabbruJatt7‎, 07-10-2019 11:48 AM
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Bankart Lesion without Surgery

Hi all, After a subluxation four weeks ago I did an MRI and was diagnosed with a Hill-Sachs defect and Bankart lesion. The tear in the anterior labrum is relatively small. I have no pain 99% of the time (once in a while if I sprint for the bus or something it might twinge for about ten minutes)...

JoelN92‎, 09-05-2014 08:03 AM
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Question Possible injury?

Hey, I was hoping someone could tell me if I injured myself while working out at home today. It's chest day and I was about to start my first set of dumbbell pullovers, I was on my homemade bench and just started the first rep with the dumbbell behind my head when I felt this audible kind of...

newbie855‎, 07-10-2019 03:44 PM
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Double whammy. Shoulder now back...

Lifted monday after work. Did shoulders like usual. Went to bed, all fine. Woke up and couldn't wash my hair or lift a phone to my ear... I had a doctors appointment on tuesday, doctor said rotator cuff was not torn, but some impingement. Rest till it goes away and try again I guess... No...

Hutrapper‎, 07-10-2019 12:53 PM
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Journal of a Torn Labrum - My Path to Recovery

Hi all. I've been a spectator of these forums for a while, but it is with unfortunate news that I post my first entry. I hope this journal helps others in a similar situation. I am a 35 y/o male in good shape with no previous injuries. I tore my labrum almost 6 weeks ago (July 13) doing shoulder...

calabasas‎, 08-23-2017 08:54 AM
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Help with mysterious pec muscle atrophy

Slowly over about 15 years my pec muscle as been receding in the medial area near my sternum. My ribcage shows where there was once muscle. I thought it could be a pinched nerve interfering with the connection. I went a neurologist and had the nerves tested they found nothing. I had a MRI of my...

erock502‎, 03-17-2016 04:12 PM
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Forearm/ arm pain on flexor surface of elbow.

About 6 weeks ago I had a lot of time on my hand and was doing two a day lifting sessions. One session I decided to do siingle arm really slow controlled eccentric preacher curls on my right side as it is smaller in size compared to my left due to imbalances. I started having some pain in...

dnascientist‎, 06-28-2019 10:24 PM
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Post Coming back after a shoulder injury

Hey so I just got back from a pretty serious shoulder injury in my front delt, no idea what it was neither did my doc he just told me to rest, now im back after 4 weeks and did really light back and shoulders and I didnt any pain maybe a little discomfort on the shoulder press and my shoulder...

Tom9111‎, 07-09-2019 05:55 AM
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