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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 06:31 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 02:45 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 01:14 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 11:30 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 11:05 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 03:43 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 07:45 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 07:03 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 10:33 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 09:12 AM
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Cool Shoulder Bursitis

Hey everyone, This has probably already been asked however nothing like some fresh information! I’ve got bad bursitis in my right shoulder, it has been hanging around for the last 18 months. MRI has been done and everything else is intact. I have had 2 cortisone injections that did not...

benallan1‎, Today 02:08 AM
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Back problems aka Bulged/Herniated Discs. My experience and advice.

I thought I would write a quick thread on my experiences with back pain, in the hope that others who have the same problem can read it and take some advice from it, as I think this issue is common with us BBers. Back Pain It has many causes I suppose, I'm no doctor but one thing is for sure...

bjc9‎, 03-10-2010 03:48 AM
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Clavicle Pain

I've been having some aching, intermittent clavicle pain when performing exercises such as incline press, lat pulldown, and bench press. I broke my clavicle two years ago, and I don't think this is the reason for my pain. The pain is generally around the middle region of the collarbone. Any one...

smallifter68‎, 11-04-2019 08:43 PM
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Pinched nerve or Herniated disc???? Squats ended me!!

Hi Guys. Sucks that my first thread is based around an injury but here goes.. This morning I did a decent warm up on quads, hamstring lower back and hip flexers. SQAUTS : Set 1= 80Kgs x 8 reps Set 2 = 110Kgs x 1 rep (felt uncomfortable so stretched a little more before continuing)

Louisflux‎, Yesterday 01:19 AM
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No pain while lifting

I have read that one should not work out through the pain or it could lead to serious injury. I have some minor discomforts in my left elbow and right shoulder, but it doesn’t hurt while I’m bench pressing, curling, or whatever the case may be. I will notice it just in my everyday activities from...

hulkfan‎, 11-10-2019 09:59 AM
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Numbness/needles after "wrist roller" forearm exercise

Can a “wrist roller” forearm exercise cause hand numbness? After I do a few sets, my forearm muscles are pumped and tight. I feel like they somehow squeeze/compress the radial or medial nerve which causes numbness and needles in my hand (the inner part of my wrist and thumb). I have that symptom...

ebleble‎, 11-10-2019 12:51 PM
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Unhappy Sharp pain then headache from leg press

I was at the gym doing leg press 3 days ago and everything was going perfectly fine but then I got a sharp pain in my head and got a headache straight away. It’s now been 3 days and it seems to have gone however I decided to masturbate and as soon as I did the headache came back. To check it wasn’t...

samrobo134‎, 11-09-2019 01:38 AM
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Heart Problem after Bench Press Help!

Hey recently I was in the gym bench pressing 225 for 7 while off pre workout with 250mg of caffeine which was basically maxing out the most weight I could push. Nevertheless after my workout, I felt very out of breath and felt after if my heart was very weak. Not sure if it was the pre workout or...

Trd3928‎, 11-09-2019 01:51 PM
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Unhappy Humerus Fracture - ORIF Surgery, Frustrated

Hello BB people. I happened to break my humerus 2 months back. Had to undergo an ORIF surgery. I am on physiotherapy now and trying to regain my full ROM. I had just started my journey in the fitness world about 2 years back. My journey has been marred by serious injuries 2 times and everytime...

Ironhide0991‎, 07-04-2014 03:50 AM
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Heart Problem after Bench Press

Hey recently I've benched 225 for 7 while off pre workout which was basically pushing my limits to the max. Nevertheless after my workout, I felt very out of breath and felt after if my heart was very weak and was constantly racing. Not sure if it was the pre workout or pushing myself too hard cuz...

Trd3928‎, 11-09-2019 12:06 PM
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Front Squat causes sharp/searing pain in right shoulder

The pain only starts from front squatting. Cleaning, benching, deadlifting, and OHP cause no irritation which starts the pain. I had a problem similar to this except from my left shoulder about a month and a half ago. It started to go away eventually, I remember it was caused by just putting weight...

Tarroe‎, 11-09-2019 11:51 AM
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Need advice on shoulder tear

I did it...I ended up with a "low grade partial thickness articular surface tear of the supraspinatus". My shoulder has been bothering me for a few months so I went to Chiro and got an MRI. I'm taking some time off to recover and hopefully get back to the gym. I'd like to know from anyone who has...

misterblick‎, 11-08-2019 10:01 AM
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All abdominal exercises hurt lower back, what to do?

When I was 14, I messed up my back cuz I was stupid and misread some instructions and thought you were supposed to hyperextend your lower back (think extreme anterior pelvic tilt) to keep it safe during squats. Since then, every ab exercise hurts my lower back and makes my lower back get...

allenngn‎, 11-06-2019 03:02 AM
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Herniated Disc C6-C7- Regaining Strength Without Surgery

Hey All, I know there are other threads on this, but most seem old or not directly related- So here it goes: Suffered from some pain from neck through shoulder and across arm with tingly index and middle finger. Over the course of a month got Xrays, MRI, discovered a herniated disc in...

Zarkus‎, 02-22-2016 05:07 AM
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Resting vs moving vs strengthening strain

With a strained muscle, how do you tell when it’s time to do what? When do you start foam rolling? I know some say move it, and if there’s pain stop, if there isn’t keep moving it, but If I’m in a constant state of pain/uncomfortableness, I can’t tell if moving it is making it better or worse. ...

throwmeaway3020‎, 11-05-2019 02:43 PM
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Upper Back/Rhomboid Chronic Pain

Hi, Male, 5"7, 69kg. I am experiencing a chronic "ache" in my Rhomboid area. The specific spot is right in between the scapula and spine on the left side. Please see the attached image to get a pretty good idea of where it is. I have now had it for around 6-7 months. It's never been a huge...

jamesnotjamie‎, 06-13-2013 02:58 AM
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Traps Spasm

Hey guys I've had trap spasms for like two weeks from like twisting the wrong way, i've tried like millions of stretches, massage therapy, muscle relaxants, ice, heat whatever but nothing seems to be doing anything. Can't lift with the stupid pain and not sure what do to? Anyone had this problem?

Towerworld‎, 11-05-2019 09:16 AM
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Reaggravated a shoulder injury, no idea what's going on, insight highly appreciated

Long story short: 2 months ago arm wrestled and shoulder had a deep click since then, felt slightly less stable. Had no pain, but felt a bit less stable. I rehabbed it for 2 weeks, took it light another 2 weeks, and it was good as new. I was stronger than ever. Then, I started pushing myself...

greenmachine9‎, 11-01-2019 06:48 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 01:23 PM
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SI joint.

Hi there guys. I have lifted something very heavy while working, and now my whole SI joint hurts like hell, for 3 days now. I cannot bend over. I went through a lot of youtube videos, about SI joint self-cracks (I had this injury once in the past and with a chiropractic crack I recovered), but...

Ady20‎, 10-29-2019 01:02 PM
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Full Shoulder Replacement

I am on my third, and hopefully last, shoulder surgery - the dreaded full shoulder replacement. First surgery (decompression, bone-spur scope): this was a good surgery for me to have as I was suffering from impingement. However, at the time that I had it, it was popular to have the "pain pump." ...

OverHill‎, 11-18-2011 10:15 AM
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Hamstring pain during squats

Did anyone else ever experience this? I'm still struggling with the form despite watching a lot of videos about it. Did squats again today but for some reason, i felt pain in my left hamstring during the exercise so i quit early. I'm wonder if this is common or if i messed up my form somehow....

backinthegymbro‎, 10-28-2019 05:57 PM
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Shoulder Pain going nowhere

About 2 months ago I was doing bench with the bar and as I got low to my chest I could feel my right delt, the low part towards the side of the bicep feeling really tight. I thought it was just one of those feelings you get that pops away and goes next rep but it just remained. I've not been...

barryriley‎, 10-26-2019 05:01 AM
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Just got a PRP injection in my knee

WOW i did not expect such soreness afterward. Taking vicodin and last night could hardly walk. Had to have my leg in a brace that would not let it bend at all. No legs for at least a month. He said I can use the eliptical after a month. I hope this pays off! I have had a torn patallar tendon...

Darb77‎, 10-23-2010 02:40 PM
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Super tight biceps

Hey guys, i am training for 6 years now and this is my first post on this forum. Recently both of my bicepses feel SUPER tight. Like to the point i cant train any other muscle without my biceps aching, even though its a bit worse in the left one. About 2 weeks ago i decided to add standing...

Pontiff‎, 10-27-2019 06:21 PM
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