Old shoulder dislocation + new strength training = ?
February 22, 2013 5:52 AM Subscribe
Now that I'm lifting heavier weights, how should I tailor my strength training regimen given that I have a four year-old shoulder dislocation?
posted by MaddyRex to health & fitness (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I dislocated my shoulder four years ago by falling on a straight arm. It popped back in after 30 seconds, and I went to physical therapy, followed it (mostly) and regained nearly full mobility in a year, and now have full mobility back. Never had a recurrence (knock on wood!).
In the last six months I started a serious strength training regimen, and I'm getting to a point where I'm lifting significant weight (at least for me, a 5'7" 130 lb woman). I have two questions:
1. How do I avoid a re-dislocation during workouts? I've read about a lot of people having a dislocation during a shoulder or military press; should I avoid adding more weight to those workouts? Obviously I don't want to work up one area while neglecting another.
2. Are there specific exercises to build up my shoulder to prevent a dislocation?