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« on: April 11, 2013, 07:47:39 AM »

I like his videos and this is very informative
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9bvVGFYl-8
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 07:54:16 AM »

Excellent video.....Thanks, Donny!
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 07:55:20 AM »

Excellent video.....Thanks, Donny!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 05:52:05 AM »

Some serious flaws with what he showed. Training the rear delts I have no problem with. The two standard rotator cuff exercises are just done wrong or can be improved. I wish  I could illustrate with a video.

It also helps doing the standard bent arm dumbbell rotation to have that arm supported. It really is easier to isolate them when supported. You can support them using a shoulder horn or putting a pad on a shoulder high surface like an adjustable scott bench or even the top of a leg press. The best is to use a cable for a better range.

 The one moving the dumbbells from mid line to out side in external rotations should be done with one dumbbell lying side way on a bench or on the ground. That's the resistance needed. Gravity pulls down. Standing waving dumbbells from side to side doesn't hit the rotator. Standing can be done with a pulley for external rotations.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 05:57:43 AM »

Some serious flaws with what he showed. Training the rear delts I have no problem with. The two standard rotator cuff exercises are just done wrong or can be improved. I wish  I could illustrate with a video.

It also helps doing the standard bent arm dumbbell rotation to have that arm supported. It really is easier to isolate them when supported. You can support them using a shoulder horn or putting a pad on a shoulder high surface like an adjustable scott bench or even the top of a leg press. The best is to use a cable for a better range.

 The one moving the dumbbells from mid line to out side in external rotations should be done with one dumbbell lying side way on a bench or on the ground. That's the resistance needed. Gravity pulls down. Standing waving dumbbells from side to side doesn't hit the rotator. Standing can be done with a pulley for external rotations.




Good points...this is what I like to do.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 09:05:58 AM »

Some serious flaws with what he showed. Training the rear delts I have no problem with. The two standard rotator cuff exercises are just done wrong or can be improved. I wish  I could illustrate with a video.

It also helps doing the standard bent arm dumbbell rotation to have that arm supported. It really is easier to isolate them when supported. You can support them using a shoulder horn or putting a pad on a shoulder high surface like an adjustable scott bench or even the top of a leg press. The best is to use a cable for a better range.

 The one moving the dumbbells from mid line to out side in external rotations should be done with one dumbbell lying side way on a bench or on the ground. That's the resistance needed. Gravity pulls down. Standing waving dumbbells from side to side doesn't hit the rotator. Standing can be done with a pulley for external rotations.


yes you know it all better.  Huh make a video expert Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 06:54:51 PM »

Watch how in this video how the standard rotator cuff rotation is supported in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y86TYYpaMoA

A shoulder horn can also be used for support. http://www.leisurefitness.com/Body-Solid-Shoulder-Horn-Harness-Medium-P637.aspx?gclid=CJ7VvMmq-7YCFcfd4AodIjIA0A

External rotation standing waving dumbells doesn't hit the rotator cuff. Much better to use something like this with rubber tubing or a pulley. http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/exercise/shoulder-exercises6.htm

Using a dumbbell you should be on your side for external rotations. On a bench or on the floor



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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 01:58:26 AM »

yes thanks Rich...i have done them on a bench or on the floor as in the pic, just thought the video was a change.. however you are correct. Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013, 08:56:31 AM »

Agree with Oldtimer1.

 As he noted, band training can have a major role in strengthening the four muscle attachments of the rotator cuff it's self, even considering that style training before DB work. In any event, try keeping the area warm when working the rotator cuff region, increasing the blood supply to the area is important  (a heat pad, lotion, etc).

Flexibility  (or lack of it) of the shoulder girdle has a strong influence on the rotator cuff.  Even the flexibility of the spine (bad posture/alinement, etc) comes into play. Good Luck
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013, 09:19:16 AM »

Another point is that you are not trying to break records with rotator cuff exercises. It should be light and strict. You are trying to prevent shoulder problems not create them. You can create injuries doing rotator exercises by muscling big weights. Keep it light, strict and without the thought of breaking records with the weights used. You're trying to keep your rotator cuffs healthy, flexible and stronger.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013, 09:21:44 AM »

Another point is that you are not trying to break records with rotator cuff exercises. It should be light and strict. You are trying to prevent shoulder problems not create them. You can create injuries doing rotator exercises by muscling big weights. Keep it light, strict and without the thought of breaking records with the weights used. You're trying to keep your rotator cuffs healthy, flexible and stronger.
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