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    Rotator Cuff Concern

    Suffered an impinged rotator cuff back in January. Took 2 months off from any pressing movements, as well as any overhead movements (overhead press, pull-ups), after which it felt a little better. Then COVID happened, and the gym was closed for almost three months. I didn't really do any at-home workouts during this time, so my shoulder definitely had some time to heal. Gyms are now opened, and I have been mostly pain free in the two weeks since I have been back. I have definitely lost some muscle/strength in that shoulder, but am able to perform most movements without pain (still haven't attempted overhead press, and pull-ups are tough on the shoulder)

    With this in mind, how do I distinguish a weak rotator cuff (due to lost muscle mass) from an injured one? Again, I really don't have much/any pain in that shoulder during my workouts. Rather, it just seems a little weak/stiff/tight from 5 months without training. I want to redevelop some of that lost strength, but obviously don't want to risk injuring it further. Any input is appreciated.
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    Start off light for the first couple weeks to get your shoulder used to the movements again
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    A professional diagnosis would be the best thing for distinguishing between a weak and an injured RC.

    Shoulder dislocations with a strong stick or a towel did magic for my shoulder. I did them slowly and often, like 10 times a day 10-15 reps at first.
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