The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    A shoulder injury has me bummed.

    I used to lift and keep myself in excellent shape. I looked great and felt great, until.... I had a mtn bike accident and received a grade 3 AC separation in my shoulder. It took me out of everything athletic and really depressed me. The doctor remarked on my physical fitness and stated that if I didn't have so much muscle, the crash would have probably broken many of my shoulder bones. Years later, I still feel like I am not mentally where I was back then. I have a large bump on my shoulder, which sticks out (to me) as if I had a huge zit on my face when I see myself in the mirror or touch my shoulder. I have no real loss of motion or pain, generally speaking.

    Surgery could solve my bumpy shoulder, but a scar would be left. I am fine replacing my current problem with a scar. My parents tell me that if my shoulder works, I should not even consider having it cut open for vanity. I can't get it out of my head, though. The bump on my shoulder represents an otherwise great platform to improve upon; more than that, it reminds me of a stupid mistake I made years ago.

    After years of deliberation, I have finally taken the initiative to get back in the gym. I feel good about that.

    What are your thoughts? Should I just let it go because my should works and having surgery is a big risk? It has be explained as a simple procedure to me, but I am not sure.

    Thanks.

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    Why not just get back in the gym, find out how much weight work your shoulder can handle pain free & if you can get some muscle development in that area & if it goes well, then maybe skip the surgery.

    I have that bump too, chronic aching from getting the shoulder messed up somehow years ago, but too old to want to go thru the invasive reconstructing & rehab etc. The pain doesn't get better or worse; going to live with it.

    Hope yours goes well in the gym.

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    if it bothers you that much get it taken care of, if not dont.

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    I think that's what my plan is, Iron. I used to love my shoulders, especially traps. Now, I'm ashamed of them. Shrugs are the worst for pain, but in other motions I have probably 90% strength. I will see if gaining muscle will help my "insecurity" at all, and it might help a little.

    Along with the bump, which is about 1/2" high, I feel that my posture suffers. We'll see.

    Thanks for the ideas and support.

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