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Doctor insights on: How To Do Smith Machine Overhead Shoulder Presses

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Please answer! what muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

Please answer! what muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

See below: if you are using machine for bench press you tend to isolate out several muscles. if you are using free weights, you need many more muscles to stabilize your upper body. therefore you get a more "total body" workout when you use free weights in general. ...Read more

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Can not going to full "lock- out" on bench press contribute to shoulder tendinitis?

Can not going to full "lock- out" on bench press contribute to shoulder tendinitis?

Tendinitis : Never seen anything that says not locking out would contribute to tendinitis. Why do you not lock out? Locking out gives you a moment to correct any postural changes that might effect the position of your shoulder prior to the eccentric portion (negative) of the life. Remember to lower slowly to your chest as this is an extremely important part of the life. Locking out can help you set the tempo. ...Read more

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What do shoulder presses work out?

What do shoulder presses work out?

Deltoid: Major muscle involved is your anterior deltoid. Your pectoralis major is also significantly involved. Triceps help with extension of your elbow. Supraspinatous, trapezius, serratus are also involved in the glide of the shoulder/scapula in this movement. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...Read more

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Using etodolac for sholder pain while using pc . i cnat do much work with that hand. exercises and stretches to get that shouldr fit & to recover fast?

Using etodolac for sholder pain while using pc . i cnat do much work with that hand. exercises and stretches to get that shouldr fit & to recover fast?

Not sure what your: question is, but sounds like your doctor prescribed a powerful anti-inflammatory pain medication to calm your shoulder down. Stretching exercises and shoulder strengthening maneuvers should only be done when the inflammation has quelled and your pain is much improved. Range of motion should be your main concern as frozen shoulder is a common complication of tendonitis. ...Read more

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Extreme pain at rotator cuff, can't lift all the way up, sharp pain, hard to lift things, decreased ROM, how to tell tendonitis vs torn rotator cuff?

Extreme pain at rotator cuff, can't lift all the way up, sharp pain, hard to lift things, decreased ROM, how to tell tendonitis vs torn rotator cuff?

Examination: Question as to how to differentiate rotator cuff tear from tendinitis. Rotator cuff injury is a diagnosis made by MRI. Tendinitis Is suggested by point palpation arousing tenderness; associated with arousal of pain by applying passive resistance to vector of function of the tendon. ...Read more

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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

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How do I tell whether a shoulder injury is bursitis or rotator cuff tear? Pain when lift arm up or sideways or bear weight. Treatment method same?

How do I tell whether a shoulder injury is bursitis or rotator cuff tear? Pain when lift arm up or sideways or bear weight. Treatment method same?

Get examined: "bursitis" of the shoulder and a rotator cuff tear can present w/ very similar symptoms(pain w/ motion of shoulder away from body , night pain, etc).However subacromial bursitis will generally improve w/ time, rot.Cuff tears usually not. A simple physical exam by an ors in most cases will be give u your answer.Occ. A diagnostic injection will be needed as well.A high quality MRI is definitive. Gl! ...Read more

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How do you strengthen a weak deltoid on shoulder ?

How do you strengthen a weak deltoid on shoulder ?

Light weights: The deltoid can be strengthened with light weight resistance exercises. It has 3 head or parts, the front; side; and back head. To strengthen, do a front, side, and back raise respectively. The corresponding picture is of a front raise. ...Read more

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How many repetitions of elbow exercise should I do to strengthen my tennis elbow without injuring it?

How many repetitions of elbow exercise should I do to strengthen my tennis elbow without injuring it?

Low weight, high rep: After an initial period of rest, most patients do best with a rehab protocol based on low weights and high repetitions. In my practice that means two sets of at least 15 reps in each set. If you play a sport, you can gradually resume the sport as symptoms resolve. A tennis elbow strap may be useful to minimize symptoms. For new onset of pain, a course of nsaids may be prescribed also. ...Read more

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How much can you move your arm following rotator cuff surgery done?

How much can you move your arm following rotator cuff surgery done?

Rest: This is an answer best asked of your surgeon. Every surgeon has different protocols and different philosophies about motion after rotator cuff repairs. The rotator cuff pulls against the repair even when you sit in a sling/immobilizer completely braced. So it will never be completely protected. Some surgeons want physical therapy right away to keep motion. Others will wait 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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What muscles does the front barbell raise work?

What muscles does the front barbell raise work?

WhatWouldArnoldSay?: You mean raising the arms straight up in front of you? Well,it puts a big strain on your back muscles, so be careful. In fact if you move up to heavy bells,for any exercise that unbalances you like that, try doing it against a wall. As far as the arm muscles: primarily the deltoids, but the whole rotator cuff engages in order to stabilize the shoulder.Also, to a small degree, the forearm extensors ...Read more

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How do I make it through army basic training with posterior tibial tendonitis? Any tips?

How do I make it through army basic training with posterior tibial tendonitis? Any tips?

A good ankle brace: First and foremost, ice, rest and NSAIDS will help. during your movement, get a good ankle brace or ASO brace specifically for this condition. That will give you support while going through basic. Good luck....and thanks for your awesome service!!!!! ...Read more

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What exercises can help someone get better at doing shoulder presses?

What exercises can help someone get better at doing shoulder presses?

Recruit big &balance: Learning to recruit your bigger muscles will help. Think kinetic chain and muscle balance front to back. So strengthen your core, latissimus dorsi, pectoralis muscles, biceps, triceps, brachioradialis, etc. Therefore pull ups, dips, clean and jerks, abs, back extensions, pushups, planks will all help with shoulder presses. Be safe, listen to your body and get medical advice before starting. ...Read more

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How to prevent wrist pain when doing push-ups?

How to prevent wrist pain when doing push-ups?

Use handles: Use the handles designed for pushups that place your hands and wrists in a neutral position. Do not place your hands flat on the floor. ...Read more