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    I heard some popping during my shrugs.

    I was doing shrugs today. I was using 80 dumbells and on the first shrug I heard these popping sounds during my first shrug. Everyone of course looked over to me. I'm only 134lbs but I thought this wasn't too much. No more sounds came after that initial one but at that point I was already the center of attention. I managed to finish after that 3x8. No pain or anything. But people were kind of talking about me (behind my back) as if I didn't know what I was doing (like I'm a newbie to weigh lifting and that you shouldn't ever do what I was doing). I didn't see anything wrong. Granted I was doing burst shrugs rather than slow ones but still. It got the job done and I wasn't hurt so no harm no foul, right? I'm planning on staying at 80s until I feel like I'm ready to move up to 85s but do you guys think I should drop down to 75s, maybe even lower. I just don't want to look like a fool again because of some freak occurence.

    It just sucks knowing because I'm smaller people think if I make one mistake that I'm doing it wrong and I'm the example of what you shouldn't do as oppossed to being larger and making a mistake and people thinking, "oh well. he had to have gotten bigger doing the right thing." You know what I mean.

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    as long you don't feel pain right now, i don't think it's anything major.
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    Well, I'm not doing deads right now but I haven't done bench or squat either. I'm justing getting back into my routine after long break in the summer and since those are the three best and at the same time, most high risk excercises for injury I've been taking my time easing myself back into it. Probably by the end of next week I'll have eased myself back into doing the big 3 and hopefully be close to where I was before. So, as of now no deads but I know I need to do them. I know.

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    I wouldn't be wasting time on accessory movements when you're not bothering with the compounds.

    It's not like you're going to start with 5 plates a side!

    What's your routine like right now? Are you coming back from injuries? How old are you?

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    Mon/Thurs
    1x10 stretch/plate lift
    3x8 dumbell press
    3x8 shrugs
    3x8 dumbell bench
    3x8 dumbell curl
    2x8 dumbell lat raise
    2x10 dips
    2x10 pull downs

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    But before the break I was doing WBB routine 1. Should I jump right back into that and do you think I'm using too much wieght.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Go back to WBB for a couple/three weeks.

    Then move on to a new split.

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    I think he should stay on it longer than 3 weeks. You only really need to switch it up when you stagnate, in my opinion. If you are making gains, why change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jase N'
    I was doing shrugs today. I was using 80 dumbells and on the first shrug I heard these popping sounds during my first shrug. Everyone of course looked over to me. I'm only 134lbs but I thought this wasn't too much. No more sounds came after that initial one but at that point I was already the center of attention. I managed to finish after that 3x8. No pain or anything. But people were kind of talking about me (behind my back) as if I didn't know what I was doing (like I'm a newbie to weigh lifting and that you shouldn't ever do what I was doing). I didn't see anything wrong. Granted I was doing burst shrugs rather than slow ones but still. It got the job done and I wasn't hurt so no harm no foul, right? I'm planning on staying at 80s until I feel like I'm ready to move up to 85s but do you guys think I should drop down to 75s, maybe even lower. I just don't want to look like a fool again because of some freak occurence.

    It just sucks knowing because I'm smaller people think if I make one mistake that I'm doing it wrong and I'm the example of what you shouldn't do as oppossed to being larger and making a mistake and people thinking, "oh well. he had to have gotten bigger doing the right thing." You know what I mean.


    It sounds like you need to stop caring what other people think in the Gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Isn't wbb1 a whole-body workout?

    I'm thinking he'll want to switch to a split after that point.
    No; it's a 3-day split.
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    ^ and a good one to boot.

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    Okay - my bad. I just read the sticky with all the descriptions.

    Yes, stick with it until you are no longer progressing.

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    So the consensus is that this is a one time thing (the sternum area cracking) and it won't happen again, right? Has this happened to anybody else? I'm still a little nervous that I may have done some damage even if there aren't any signs of such.
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    I feel popping when I do straight arm side raises. Doesn't hurt though. It Just feels odd.
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    Same. No pain, just sounds like crackling, sorta like crackiny your nuckles.... only it's your shoulders....

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    I *think* this is just the tendons/ligaments getting caught up on each other and kinda snapping. I seem to recall something about adhesions causing this, but ... well, of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Maybe somebody has more on this. I don't think it's something to be concerned about, but again, check with somebody who isn't having a senior moment lol!

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    Built's right; it's a ligament thing. I can't do standing side laterals because of this, but I can do leaning side laterals (one side at a time). Go figure.

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