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« on: December 21, 2007, 08:51:21 PM »

I was wondering what you guys think of this
Ive found that whenever I do heavy seated dumbell shoulder presses my shoulders have a tendency to basically roll/flop backwards and cause injury. Its happened a few times.
Do you guys have any idea on what to do to prevent this. Is it my rotator cuff thats weak? or weak rear delts?
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 08:10:11 AM »

I had a problem a few years ago too. It turned out to be bad form. Try reducing the weight and make sure you warm up good.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 02:26:56 PM »

I donít know if this will help or not, but you may certainly wish to try it.
If youíre not already, try using a bench with an adjustable back.
Recline it just a bit below 90 degrees so that when seated, you will lean back just a taste.

The slight backward lean feels more natural (for me & others Iíve talked with) than locking the back at a perfect right angle as I see some people use.

Think of standing military presses. The back is slightly arched, the torso is positioned under the bar, and the scapula rolls back a bit.
Now imagine trying to use that form standing with your back against a wall. You wouldnít have enough room to maneuver your body to get the proper leverage.
Now replace ďwallĒ with ď90 degree benchĒ and youíll see my point.

If you can find footage of Coleman and Priest doing seated db presses, youíll see them using this same technique.

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 07:03:50 PM »

i just found this
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 08:57:27 PM »

You're welcome.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 06:46:54 PM »

You're welcome.
I manage to make one good training contribution per calendar year.
Shame this one happened in January.

But itís given me some extra time, and Iím working on something spectacular for 2009!
Probably around some time in mid-April.

Stay tuned...


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