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Back to the Gym yesterday. Felt good to get back to it. I've slacked off entirely, osetnsibly to let my aching shoulders get a rest. I gave them three weeks off entirely, and they're feeling much better. Last week was the first time they didn't ache after WAKING UP in the morning, and I feel like I have a full range of motion with very little pain anywhere.

Still, I went easy on them. The three weeks off overall meant I had to drop weight on all my exercises, and I was planning on doing so anyway, to see what happened.

Bicep Curls were fine. Tricep extensions gave a little twinge that went away after a while. Chest Presses done with a LOT less weight still caused a little ouchy around the top of my shoulder, so I knocked off on those after just half a set. Rowing was fine, I went 3000 meters on the Erg machine with no problems, as well as the Compound rowing weight machine at reduced weight. Obviously, leg work and ab and back stuff was fine. I didn't try pull-ups or dips, I suspect they would produce soreness as well. :(

Today: No more soreness than just muscle soreness.

Not sure what to do from here in regards to the shoulder. Continue to be as nice to it as possible, I suspect. Avoid "press" type movements in working out. Probably save my shoulders for racing season this year (there's a fair amount of shoulder work involved in steering (and counter-steering) a go-kart.

So, that's that (so far)

Date: 2010-02-25 05:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] whuffle.livejournal.com
As someone who's been here before (only mine was my mid-back), try finding yourself some Isometric Exercises. You want something that lets you work your muscles against the native weight of your own body and nothing more. When that starts to feel easy, you do the same set of exercises only with a 1lb, 2lb, then 5lb hand weight. Once you get to the point where the isometrics with a 5lb weight feel easy enough to do a couple reps, you should be able to go back to doing your normal free weights or nautilus strength training.

Date: 2010-02-26 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enochs-fable.livejournal.com
What you do to your shoulders?

Date: 2010-02-26 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scirocco.livejournal.com
I suspect I lifted weights toooo heavy for my joints to enjoy. I had some non-standard sore/pain over the top of my shoulders.

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