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28th-Jan-2016 12:42 pm
weights, deadlift
12 push ups in a row with my hands on the weight bench today.

I've also been doing this shoulder warmup routine lately, and it seems to help a lot with the shoulder stuff.

It's funny how rehabilitating an injury like frozen shoulder is kind of like peeling an onion. Each time I regain some bit of range of motion or functionality, I go looking for some new exercise that exposes the next bit of restriction or muscle imbalance. And then I work on fixing that. Case in point - if you just ask me to lift my arms overhead, my left arm looks just as functional as my right. Hand me a kettlebell, have me press it overhead with one hand, and then walk around with it, and the left arm doesn't look so great any more. I can do it, but what is a pretty easy and natural motion with my right arm is a mess of wobbly stabilizing muscles and trying to avoid ugly compensations when I do it with my left. So, I'm working on that.

Also did some goblet squats, lunges, and sumo deadlifts today just so that my lower body doesn't feel neglected.
28th-Jan-2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
Nice progress!!!!!
29th-Jan-2016 02:30 am (UTC)
29th-Jan-2016 12:37 am (UTC)
I've been known to do the first part of that warmup with my bo, working my hands gradually inward.
29th-Jan-2016 02:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been doing that move with a length of PVC pipe or a yoga strap pretty routinely for a while now. I haven't really decided whether I think the band version is superior - using the elastic band means that I can adjust the distance between my hands as I go through the movement but I have to work against the resistance of the band to do it. Which seems like it might be an advantage...maybe?
29th-Jan-2016 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be starting physical therapy on a frozen shoulder soon now. Looking forward/not looking forward to it.
29th-Jan-2016 05:29 pm (UTC)
Sympathies. If your experience is anything like mine, the first few PT sessions will be pretty unpleasant, but you'll get some pretty fast results in terms of lack of pain and ability to do day-to-day activities. Especially if your day-to-day activities do not include climbing up artificial rock faces and trying to push heavy weights over your head. :)
30th-Jan-2016 12:33 am (UTC)
That's good of you to say. Here's hoping that's how it works out.
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