My shoulder joints prevent me from lifting as much as I could otherwise… advice for weak shoulders? 23/m?
Im a 23 year old male and I’ve been lifting for about 5 years. However I’m still recovering from a shoulder injury last year and I’m partway back to where I used to be with it, and it is showing good improvement with my slow rehab pace. However, I had a freak accident yesterday where i dropped a heavy enough dumbbell in an awkward way from over my head and made my other, good shoulder sore now.
i just have weak shoulder joints, i accept that. But any advice that may help me on my way?
btw I already take joint supps… ever since that first injury
Team Leader answers:
Og, the way to rehab this is to first work on the “stronger” shoulder first. By doing each exercise done by starting with the stronger shoulder you will increase the strength in the weaker. This is because there is a reflex in the body that transfers strength from the stronger side. For instance if you were doing lateral shoulder raises you would first do the stronger one. Do 3 sets of 10 reps. The first set you would do an easy weight. Rest for 1 minute and then do the 2nd set. This set should be with a heavier weight but one that can be handled without a lot of stress. Rest for a minute and then do the last set. This is the set where you would do your heavier weight. Now do 3 sets on the weaker side. The 1st set should be with a light weight. Rest for the minute and then do the 2nd set. The weight should be either a slightly heavier one if you can do it without any pain or stay with the original weight. Rest for the minute and then do the last set. Here you can either up the weight to what you can lift comfortably or stay with the weight that you were able to use. With time you will be able to equalize the weights as the shoulder improves. You would do all of the lifting this way.
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