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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?

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    trying to strengthen shoulders, need to stop clicking in shoulder

    My shoulders click like hell lately from my workouts. so now im taking a month off to do some strengthening and hopfully prevent future damage to the shoulder. So for the next month I'll be doing just shoulder exercises and legs.

    I'll be hitting all parts of the shoulder once a week in one day.

    BB Front raise-> 2 sets of 8-10 reps

    BB upright row-> 2 sets of 8-10 reps

    BB rear delt row-> 2 sets of 8-10 reps

    db front lateral raise (rotatory cuff) -> 2 sets of 15 reps

    Plus swimming twice a week for an hour each time.

    Does this look like it could help my shoulder clicking? Does strengthening the muscle around the shoulder help with clicking?

    thanks
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    Drop the front raises and front lateral raises and add military presses or push presses instead. You could probably do minor RC work though 2x15 is a bit much.

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    My shoulders just feel loose and they make noise. Like clicking noise and popping noise when i move them sometimes. My shoulder joints are horrible. I need to do something about them; somehow.

    So you dont think i need the RC exercises... ok ill drop the front lateral raise then.

    Anyone have loose shoulders before that cracked??? I have ****ty ****ty loose shoulders and i need to tighten them up!

    How can i go about doing that?
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    Drop the upright rows and do more RC exercises. What does the rest of your routine look like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by someoneunlikeyo View Post
    BB upright row-> 2 sets of 8-10 reps
    I agree with Jim & Soba. Those are tough on your RC's and not a good idea if you're using any decent amount of weight.

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    I would recommend getting your shoulder checked out. Probably not the answer you want to hear tho.

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    I used to get the same thing in my left shoulder when I would do military press. As I got stronger, it just went away and I kinda forgot about it.

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    Thanks guys,

    I will go see the doc and see what he says.

    upright rows dont seem to bother my shoulders at all though. its more the lateral raise that causes my shoulder to crack like crazy; its that movment of my arm that my shoulder dosent like. if i do a standing
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    Hi, I had the same problem and got it checked out by a sports medicine doctor. though mine actually hurt because the tendon was inflamed.

    the problem is that your internal muscles are weak and so the bone is not secure in the shoulder socket. thats what accounts for the clicking. Due to the looseness, your bone can pinch the rotator cuff, and if done enough, thats what leads to a torn rotator cuff.

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    I used to have the same problem too. Sometimes it would feel tight and if I turned it or moved it, it would pop (or crack). Other times it would make noises when working out, but there wasnt ever a major sort of pain...Mainly just noise. I never went to the doctor, but noticed it went away after applying a good shoulder workout in my routine. I agree with adding the military and shoulder presses and waiting on the upright rows until they feel better...I wouldnt drop ALL of the rest of your routine for that entire month however...

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    My friend has had clicking in his elbow. He showed me... It was kind of gross.

    He had previously had surgery though, and I'm sure his muscles were very weak after the surgery, so that runs consistent with the other advice given here.
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    thanks for all your help guys...

    I guess im not gonna quit for a month afterall. I think i do just need a more solid shoulder routine. The military press and upright rows was all i did before for shoulders. Now its gonna be military press, db lateral raises and rear delt rows. Also try to sneak in some rotator sets in on off days.

    ill see how this goes...
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    Sounds like a solid plan. Good luck!

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    IMy shoulder sounds like a box of rice crispies before I warm it up. I find that doing a few sets of windmills in each direction with a 2.5 lb plate (or smaller DB) calms it down. I take it nice and slow with these before benching and any direct shoulder work. I also try to do the same thing after shoulder work and that usually stops it from aching later in the day.

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    thats exactly what im trying to prevent. I wanna enjoy the benifits from working out, not wear my body out. I'd quit working out before i let my shoulders get that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    IMy shoulder sounds like a box of rice crispies before I warm it up. I find that doing a few sets of windmills in each direction with a 2.5 lb plate (or smaller DB) calms it down. I take it nice and slow with these before benching and any direct shoulder work. I also try to do the same thing after shoulder work and that usually stops it from aching later in the day.
    I agree with that: a proper 10-15 minute warm up (windmills, stretching, light warm up reps) solves all of my shoulder clicking.

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    For shoulders I love the Military Press. The only time I've had problems is with Incline Press, for some reason my shoulders just don't like this excercise, so I stopped doing them.
    I do flat bench and declines for sternum pecs, and military press and incline flyes for upper pecs (and yeah I know you can't isolate pecs lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JConrad View Post
    For shoulders I love the Military Press. The only time I've had problems is with Incline Press, for some reason my shoulders just don't like this excercise, so I stopped doing them.
    I do flat bench and declines for sternum pecs, and military press and incline flyes for upper pecs (and yeah I know you can't isolate pecs lol)

    Same here. I've had historically weak shoulders and BB military presses never seem to bother them at all. I had been doing seated DB presses, and if the weight got any forward or backward motion while it was all hanging out to the sides of my body, the torque to control it KILLED my shoulders. BB military press FTW. It looks cooler standing anyway.

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