I looked in the mirror today and realized that...

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    ...my shoulders/traps are small. I'm doing the modified Bill Star routine that christophers was kind enough to share on this forum (happy Ceaze?).

    What exercises can I add to beef up my shoulders a bit when I switch to a clean bulk? Right now the only things that hit my shoulders are deadlifts, DB shrugs, and DB shoulder press.
     
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    I can never tell if Ceaze is being serious :rofl:

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    D. Bench press
    1 x 100 reps (take pauses if needed)

    :confused:

    I like the shoulder day stuff though...I'll give that a try, thanks. What's up with the 1x100 lateral raises though?
     
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    I also think I meant to say my traps...not my shoulders :o
     
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    Fuck you then
     
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    :bowdown:
     
  6. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    ceaze help !

    i was doing light benching today to work on the path/descent of the bar, then followed up with some dumb bell presses.

    when i left the gym, my left shoulder was in horrible pain. not the deltoid itself, but the rotator cuff i think :hs: somehow my left trap is strained also. my shoulder is still killing me, should i wait a few days or go see a doctor as soon as possible :o
     
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    Ice + anti-inflammatory + doctor.
     
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    i have it iced and i took a bunch of ibuprofen :hs:
     
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    Ice it every few hours (about 15 minutes each time) and see a doctor as soon as you can...oh and if it isn't already evident, try not to agitate it any more.
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    this has been one of my worst worries about the gym. i don't know what happened but i've never felt pain like this :hs:

    i think im just going to put it in a sling until i can visit a sports doc :hs:
     
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    I hurt my shoulder doing DB bench press as well...it was from my elbows being too close to my side while benching.

    Does it hurt if you raise your arm forward, to the side, or both? If it's forward, you probably did something to the hypoglemural (sp?) joint/tendon, which is what I did. I iced it, took a few days off of anything shoulder related and I was fine afterwards. When I hurt mine, I couldn't really lift my arm forward at all and when I tried, it hurt quite a bit (6 on a scale of 1-10)

    Make sure you're warming up your shoulders before you do anything that will stress them. I usually do "windmills" with my arms and some various stretching and I haven't had a problem with my shoulder since.
     
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    i get a sharp pain in my shoulder joint if i move it any way, it hurts even when i don't move it. my left trap is starting to worsen though, i can't turn my head to the right without massive pain
     
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    Yeah...you fucked something up. Throw it in a sling and see a doctor.
     
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    When I overtrained my rotator cuff a while back, and I got the same thing. I had done a lot of impinging movement (military presses, handstand pushups, upright rows, etc.) and high impact plyo's over 2 weeks that built up WAY too much damage in my shoulder. Starting on the third week at Martial arts I went to go elbow the pad and when I did I felt a cracking going down the back and side of my rotator cuff and into my traps. My mistake was not going to the doctor and as a result it took a lot of time and training to heal it. Go to the doctor.
     
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    Upright rows
     
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    lateral raises or shoulder flys

    but it looks like you are hitting them decent with DL, shoulder press and shrugs.
     
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    Substitute power cleans for the deadlifts.
     
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    are you benching elbows tucked or not? and are you doing rear delt, rotator cuff work in equal volume with your anterior delt work?
     
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    1. Having elbows next to your side is easier on the shoulder joint, not riskier.

    2. You don't know what you're talking about
     
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    if it's not feeling better by monday i'd get it checked out
     
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    1. That's hard to believe because that's what caused my shoulder injury.

    2. :hsugh:
     
  24. Ceaze

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    1. Uhh go ask Eric Cressey, Mike Hope or Randy Wheeler if you don't believe me. You probably had poor scapula positioning.

    2. hypoglemural joint? It's the glenohumeral joint and there is no "glenohumeral tendon." Furthermore, saying "injury to the glenohumeral joint" is meaningless as it gives no clue as to what is actually wrong.
     
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    i posted something similar:

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2291137

    i was getting a nasty sharp pain on my shoulder.
    felt like someone was sticking a hot ice pick right in my joint.
    not only did it effect my shoulder workout but my incline chest as well; thus preventing me from pushing harder resulting in no gain.
    there were times when not at the gym where it would hurt simply by moving things.

    f&n recommended some things.
    i went and further researched.
    by incorporating rotor cuffs excercises into my routine; 45 degree cross-cable pulls and misc excercises; it pretty much eliminated that sharp shoulder pain feeling.
    in no time i got my gains.

    hope this helps because it helped me.

    what i did to end this
     
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