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Rotator Cuff Exercises

Hi,

I’m relatively new to posting on this forum, but I’ve been reading it for years. Finally decided to post because my rotator cuff has been killing me lately. I’ve asked people around the gym what they do for exercises, but chances are they are talking out of their asses. I use resistance bands with rotation of elbow at a fixed side position, and substitute with light dumbells from time to time. Does anyone have any other suggestions for rotator cuff exercises? It’s not limiting my bench performance too bad, but its a nagging pain until I get the muscles good and warmed up in my chest/shoulder workouts.

W.

Check out the Articles section. Tons of info on here including an article that was just done about 10 days ago.

Check out Mike Robertson’s recent Shoulder the Load article.
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=538204

He gives some great advice and really gets into explaining how to strenghten this weakness. I’ve done most of these exercises at one time or another and have had good succes in repairing a shoulder problem that had my progress sidelined for 2 years.

http://t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459930

http://t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459577

Two of my favorites.

[quote]Bullit wrote:
Check out Mike Robertson’s recent Shoulder the Load article.
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=538204

He gives some great advice and really gets into explaining how to strenghten this weakness. I’ve done most of these exercises at one time or another and have had good succes in repairing a shoulder problem that had my progress sidelined for 2 years.[/quote]

Thanks for the kind words, Bullit! You can also improvise and use several of the above variations with bands to mix things up a little bit. Enjoy!

Stay strong
MR

http://www.fitrex.com/fitness_info/muscle_group75.html

http://familydoctor.org/265.xml

Thanks for the advice guys, I’ll look into the articles.

Strong and Healthy Shoulders by John Paul Catanzaro totaly relieved my shoulder pain. My Osteopath misdiagnosed Bursitis, but it was realy a muscle imballance.

La’
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