Simple question: will light but high-volume rotator cuff rehab exercises after every workout (3 times a week, WBII) affect my gains or should I just leave it to one day a week on shoulder days? (physiotherapist recommended 3 days a week)
I've had some rotator cuff issues, and started doing the excercises 3x a week about 5 months ago or so. I'm not 100%, but it's definitely better. I'm not sure what your routine looks like, but I only do 4 different RC excercises for 1 set of 12, and that's pretty much it. I just do them in between my squat sets so that I don't add any extra time to my workouts.
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I was a college pitcher, and we did rotator cuff exercises every day. Did them everyday for 4 years and had no shoulder problems. Now, this is maintenance and is dealing with a healthy shoulder. However, I battled some arm issues my junior year and for a 4 week span had an injured rear deltoid and I did rotator cuff exercises every day then, too.
We never used more than 5-10 pounds and I don't see how doing light exercises with that small of a weight would hinder gains.
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Goals as of 2/08/11 (current) goal:
Squat: (505) 535, Deadlift: (475) 500, Bench: (325) 350 Total: 1305 (1385)
BW: 225 as of 02/01/2011 Goal: 205 by May 1, 2011