Stay Away From These 2 Upper Body Exercises If You Want to Avoid Shoulder Injuries
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Stay Away From These 2 Upper Body Exercises If You Want to Avoid Shoulder Injuries

A great emphasis is placed on the front of the shoulder joint, as stated by Behind The Head Military Press. If you put a great effort on the front of the shoulder joint frequently or without shape, you may cause an injury. The Upright Row in combination with weight can press the nerves in the shoulder and harm the cartilage in the acromioclavicular joint. It can result in arthritis in the following years, which guarantees you pain which does not seem to go away.

The aim of a large number of men and women who lift on a regular basis is to have big and broad shoulder.

The bad news for this target group is that the function of the shoulders entails mobility, not great strength. As a result they are prone to injuries if you misemploy them.

1.Behind The Head Military Pressbehind-the-head-military-press

Personally, I am not sure why this is still a routine at the gym, but I assure you that there is no reason to do it.

The following exercise puts a great effort on the front of the shoulder joint. Even though you may not want to injure your shoulder, it is very likely to happen if you continue doing this exercise.

Furthermore, there is a possibility of banding the bar of your head, while lowering the bar. Such a trauma may not only cause you pain, but also create a great confusion in your head (you will be unaware of space and time).

The good news is you can exercise the same muscles (with a greater effect) , if you let the bar in front of your head and rest on your chest.

2.Upright Row

upright-row

 

I confess to have done this lift multuple times. It was a rule in the bodybuilding magazines if your aim were broad shoulders.

Such a statement is not only untrue, but also harmful. Such a lift compels your shoulder to rotate internally. As a result, your humerus bangs up against the  acromioclavicular joint.

My advice is to do dumbbell or barbell presses as mass builders for your shoulders, and place front and lateral rauses for additional effort.

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