I generally just do a couple sets of high-rep RC warmup exercises with a light dumbbell before my workouts. Should I be doing it after though? Instead, or in addition to?
My cuffs just always feel so tender after sports like football or frisbee golf. I'm starting to think there is some kind of past injury I'm unaware of because even when I feel like I'm taking very good care of my RC's with warmups and proper technique, they just feel so vulnerable, like it doesn't take much to make it hurt for the next couple of days.
Thanks. And hi WBB. Haven't been here in a long time, this has always been the best place to go though compared to all the other related forums out there =D
Last edited by fixationdarknes; 01-10-2013 at 07:39 PM.
You should post this in the powerlifting section as well.
I don't see the point of rotator specific warm-up prior to exercising. The reason why is that your exercise specific warm-up should be more than sufficient to cover the rotator cuff. One thing you may be doing is actually fatiguing those muscles which are already weaker than the larger muscles of the shoulder thus leaving them more prone to minor or significant injury.
Thanks chris. I don't notice much difference now after having omitting rotator warmups prior to my workouts. But if anything I actually do feel a bit better. I'll post it in the PL section, thanks.