Exercises that aggravate the Rotator Cuff

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  1. Wombats Unlimited

    Wombats Unlimited OT Supporter

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    What lifts aggravate the rotator cuff, especially if done with poor form/ too much weight? I'm starting to have rotator cuff problems again which forced me to stop lifting last time I was seriously into it, so I'm wondering what exercises to avoid, esp. given the fact that my form may not be perfect (taught myself everything from watching others, reading online) and I lift heavy (for my size).
     
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    overhead presses with a straight bar
     
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    Do less of: shoulder presses, pullups/pulldowns, upright rows, shrugs (upright), bench pressing

    Do more of: all sorts of rows, external rotations, face pulls, prone trap raises


    Also get some A.R.T. if you can.
     
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    Lie prone (on your belly) using an incline bench set at 45°. Grip two dumbbells with the thumbs up. Keeping arms straight, elbows slightly bent, raise the dumbbells toward the ceiling to form a 90-degree angle with your neck. (The 3 and 9 positions of a clock). Retract your shoulder blades (squeeze them together) at the top position.

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  5. FINALBOSS

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    DB shoulder raises = :wtc:
     
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    They never bothered me, might be a different part of the RC :dunno:

    Skull crushers really get me.
     
  7. hsmith

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    that may be somewhat my problem :o
     
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    Front and side raises mess up mine.
     
  9. dips, overhead press of any type mess up mine
     
  10. trom

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    I've got a similar problem. I've got a large tear in the labrum cartilage in my shoulder and haven't lifted for about two months. It's hard to think of exercises that don't use shoulders at all. :wtc:
     
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    incline bench did me in.... i had the angle too steep i think. it's been a month of advil and reduced weights..i was on my way to 300 bench b4 the end of the year and now i have to keep it below 250. :squint:
     
  12. Bench press
    Wide grip rows
    Wide grip pullups/pulldowns
    Military press
    Incline press
    DB raises
    Pec deck
    Flyes
     
  13. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    I disagree. Flies are probably one of the worst.
     
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