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AC Joint Sprain

Old 05-09-24, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
also noticed the injured shoulder (left) was a little cranky. didn't seem to be from the weight training tho, which is good. the past few days, maybe a week, I decided to monitor the shoulder & discovered something interesting. despite being right handed, I use my left arm for quite a lot, such as opening house doors, car doors & lots of other stuff. I might hold something in my right hand but I do all these other things w/ my left. so I'm trying to lay off the left & use the right more. I remember this shoulder acting up like this, years before the crash
yup, sure enough, sharing the load w/ the right arm has helped a great deal. funny how I have to consciously use the other arm & so weird that I normally use my non-dominant arm for so many things

worth logging for myself, I have switched gyms & I miss the old machines. the new machines have different angles. I am compensating in diff. ways & now using some free weights such as for deltoid side arm raises

another accommodation is with the shoulder press machine. I'm now not doing a complete motion, bottom to top, instead, I do a set from the down position to 1/2 way up. then do a set from the 1/2 way point to fully raised. I do this because the injured shoulder has a little movement, or pop, or something inside, is flexing at the halfway point. so rather than irritate it, I avoid that position & just do below it & above it. it will be interesting, over time, to see if my shoulder adapts to the new machines

oh & I started doing full body weight pull-ups again. 2 sets of 2 but I do like the assisted pull-up machine. whoever invented that, deserves a lot credit

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