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More on my shoulder.

Thursday, November 6, 2003 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

November
6
2003

I want to thank all of you who emailed me about my shoulder. It’s going to take some time to reply to all of them, but I will!

Many of you had some excellent advice, and the words of support made me feel a lot better. After reading the emails from other athletes who have been there/done that, I’m pretty sure my shoulder is just strained and will recover with rest. I suspected that weighted dips might be the problem because I have been going really heavy using my dip belt and have heard that dips can be tough on the shoulders. Even though I can perform the exercise with a lot of added weight, I don’t think my shoulders are strong enough to handle it. Numerous people wrote to me yesterday saying pretty much the same thing. I think I’m going to take a week off from upper-body lifting and see how I feel, and when I do start lifting again I’m not going to do dips for a while. Several people also wrote suggesting that I do exercises specifically designed to strengthen the rotator cuff, and I’m going to start doing some of those as well.

I’m off to work my legs now. I hope you have a great day!

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