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    Hurt my shoulder today in the gym...

    I was doing my shoulder/bi/tri day off WBB1 today, and I hurt my shoulder on the 2nd shoulder set. I had already done my military barbell press with no problem, but on the 6th and final rep of my 2nd set of overhead dumbbell press, I was going to fail but as I was trying to drive it up my left shoulder just collapsed and I heard/felt (had headphones on very loud) a bit of a crunching sound, not sure what happened, and I dropped both DB's to the ground. I had a previous injury about 8 weeks ago where I fell out of my couch after waking up and using my left arm stiff to protect my fall, which hurt my shoulder really bad, and I couldn't lift it above my head for a few days. Gradually it went away, and as I got back into lifting 6 weeks ago, I could always feel just a slight pain as I finished a rep doing any shoulder lift, but nothing that was ever detrimental to the lifting. I was able to finish most of my workout without a problem, as the bicep and tricep lifts were no problem, except skull crushers which hurt my shoulder too bad. Also this pain is nothing compared to when I fell out of the couch, but I'm assuming I reaggravated it. What should I do to take care of this, and to ensure it doesn't come back? I can rotate my shoulder around in all directions, just with pain, but it feels like after a week after my previous shoulder injury, so it's not nearly as bad. Thanks for all replies, I am doing really well in the gym and don't need injuries to hinder my progress.
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    rest. you dont wanan screw around with shoulder injuries. they can be a real pain *no pun intended*

    just give it time and get it checked if its still causing pain.. im the mean time work on the wheels and
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    I've never hurt mine, but I did sort of tweak it once. Dumped a 90 from a weird ass position and for about two weeks the shoulder was fussy. Keep up on it man.

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    Hmm... The way you describe that reminds me of something Deeder's shoulder did alot before he sat down and worked on it. TAke at least a week off from shoulder work, then start doing alot of rotator cuff stuff, if it starts to hurt then back off. Like they said above, hurting your shoulder is a bitch (kinda like the knee) it will take your entire upper body out of commission so take the time and fix it right.
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    Thanks for the replies all. It's feeling better today, although the pain is still there. I am going to switch Wednesday and Friday up and do legs only Wed and put off chest/back until Friday, hopefully that is enough time for my shoulder to recover. I think part of my problem was I was going too far behind my head on the overhead dumbbell presses, which strains your rotator cuff too much. I just wasn't paying enough attention, but I am going to rest it and get it better. Thanks alot all!

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    more rest, another week just to make sure man.
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    My routine is entirely based on my shoulder injury. Don't end up where I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesbytes View Post
    My routine is entirely based on my shoulder injury. Don't end up where I am.
    Dude I gotta ask, why do you always type swats and not squats? Even your sig has it has swats.
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    See a physiotherapist, rest, look into some mobility drills for your shoulder, hips (yes, they are related to shoulder injuries), and thoracic spine, and examine your routine to make sure it's balanced (it's probably not).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    Dude I gotta ask, why do you always type swats and not squats? Even your sig has it has swats.
    Cos I can't spell

    Ain't even aussie slang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    Dude I gotta ask, why do you always type swats and not squats? Even your sig has it has swats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesbytes View Post
    ahaha nice
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    you dont want i shoulder injury unless you want depression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samj View Post
    you dont want i shoulder injury unless you want depression?
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