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    Working the chest w/o bench?

    I'm recovering from shoulder tendonitis and cannot do bench press for a while. Are there any other exercises that can work the chest without putting pressure on the shoulders? Also, only one...
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    I'm there with you. Going on 2 months with my...

    I'm there with you. Going on 2 months with my shoulder tendonitis and still isn't 100%. But like others said, you should still be able to do legs, back, biceps, triceps so it's not a total loss.
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    I've been doing 3x10 two days a week. I've...

    I've been doing 3x10 two days a week. I've considered doing less reps and maybe increasing the weight but not sure if that's actually worse on the knees?
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    It's in the front, right below the cap. Yeah I...

    It's in the front, right below the cap. Yeah I guess that's the patella now that I look at a knee picture. I will definately look at my technique but I thought it was fine up until now. Good...
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    Knee bothering me after squats

    It doesn't hurt but just feels kind of weak. Like it could buckle or something. Started feeling that a few days after squating. Anyone ever have that? Should I rest it for a few weeks? Thanks
  6. Thread: Shoulder Injury

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    NormalDude, I'm getting over a very similar...

    NormalDude, I'm getting over a very similar injury. Take it slow and count on at least 6 weeks off if it's a rotator cuff injury like mine. Better safe than sorry. Check out my thread...
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  7. Thread: Shoulder injury

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    I saw someone else posted about a shoulder injury...

    I saw someone else posted about a shoulder injury so thought I'd give an update on mine. I ended up seeing a specialist since it wasn't getting better. He suspects a rotator cuff injury and gave me...
  8. Thread: Shoulder injury

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    He thinks the sprain is in the ligaments on the...

    He thinks the sprain is in the ligaments on the back part of the shoulder. It's not serious enough for a brace and only hurts during certain arm movements. I'm going to give the meds some time to...
  9. Thread: Shoulder injury

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    update

    I thought I'd give an update to my injury in case anyone is looking for info on a similar problem in the future. I went to the doctor today since my shoulder is still bothering me. He did an x-ray...
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    Wow that's a long time. Hope I don't lose my...

    Wow that's a long time. Hope I don't lose my gains. Luckily, I can still work my legs, back, and biceps without any pain. Guess I'll just wait it out. Should I be working the affected muscles at...
  11. Thread: Shoulder injury

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    Whats odd is my form is good. Could it be just a...

    Whats odd is my form is good. Could it be just a pulled muscle? How long should it take to heal? Seems like 2 weeks should be enough so I'm worried I might have a tear.
  12. Thread: Shoulder injury

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    Shoulder injury

    Two weeks ago my shoulder started hurting the day after I did a chest/shoulder/triceps workout. It still hurts so I don't know what could be wrong. It seems to hurt when I lift my outstretched arm...
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    No harm done. I hear what you're saying. ...

    No harm done. I hear what you're saying. :thumbup:
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    Yeah, I was trying for an every-other-day routine...

    Yeah, I was trying for an every-other-day routine that would give me 2 days/week for every major group and would fit into my schedue nicely. Having a separate day for legs and a day off in between...
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    If it's medicore than that's okay. ...

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    If it's medicore than that's okay. That is the reason I posted this thread, to get some responses and opinions. I don't claim to be an expert, as my post said, I've only been doing this...
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    Last time I checked, I didn't have to get your...

    Last time I checked, I didn't have to get your permission to post here. I did search, btw, and found no one asked about my specific routine. And if my questions take long to answer, then don't...
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    Interesting. Does that include doing cardio as...

    Interesting. Does that include doing cardio as well? Also, what is your definition of "lift heavy"? Right now I'm doing about 10 reps of each exercise and I think 10 is probably the most I can do...
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    Yes, I want to lose the belly fat and gain...

    Yes, I want to lose the belly fat and gain muscle; basically look toned yet not huge. From what you're saying, I should bulk up then cut, correct? However, wont I add even more fat while bulking?
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    Been lifting 3 months - review my routine

    I recently hit 3 months since I started lifting. I'm 37, 5'9" 160lbs. Since then, my weight has been virtually the same but my pants are looser and my shirts are tighter so I know I've lost fat and...
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    Hey mrelwooddowd, how long you been divorced? ...

    Hey mrelwooddowd, how long you been divorced? Your story sounds a lot like mine except I'm just going through the divorce myself. I started lifting a few weeks ago as a way to combat the loneliness...
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