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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  1. #1
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    May 2005

    Please help: Injury During Shoulder Press

    I have been weight lifting for a little over a year now and have yet to really injure myself, until today. So, I am not sure how concerned I should be or what actions to take.

    I was doing my normal shoulder press set: 10 w/45 8 w/47.5 and 6 w/50, but this seemed fairly light for me today so attempted to do one more set with 52.5. I made it to 5 and was going for 6 when I feel my left arm pull backwards and ripping sound coming from shoulder which freaked the hell out of me cause I had never heard that sound before. I immediatly put the weights down and ended my set and went home.

    My shoulder still has a full range of motion, I can still touch my fingers behind my back for example, so I don't think I am in serious trouble. But it makes my left shoulder and lat area near my armpit extremly sore, although the pain calms down in a minute or so to just a mild discomfort. My question to you all is how worried should I be about this, like did I mess my rotator cuff up for months to come? Also, what should I do to help it heal and how long should I take off from the gym? I supsect at least a week assuming the pain goes away, but should I wait even longer?

    For the future, I will definitely use a spot when doing dumbell presses.. or just stick to lateral raises/upright rows.

    Thanks in adance for any help.
    Last edited by AnOddParadigm; 05-12-2005 at 05:03 AM.
    height: 5' 5''
    weight: 140
    Age: 19
    Deadlift: 225 (straight leg)
    Squat: 265
    Benchpress: 160 (w/dumbbells on incline. It has been a while since I tried w/Barbell, the only reason too seems to be so I can post it here in a pissing contest, ha!)

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