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popping shoulders when doing dumbell lateral raises

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by Jikbot, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Jikbot

    Jikbot Active Member

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    Is this a concern? My shoulders click and pop when I do this exercise, I can feel something moving around in there... I try different motions/angles but I can't seem to get them to quiet down. Don't want to wear something out.
     
  2. Denzalo

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    I get the same thing so I'm sticking with military presses for now. Maybe try to find other ways to work shoulders without clicking them?
     
  3. elhewie

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    1- Warm up thoroughly (local warm up of the working joint).
    2- Increase weight gradually.
    3- Stay within normal range of motion.
    4- Stay focused, avoid distraction.

    Popping and clicking is due to motion of fluid in bursas around tendons. If a rotator cuff muscle is thin, due to lack of training, it acts as a sharp string that sweeps bursa around.

    With training, the thin muscle bulks and develops better cushioning, thus less clicking and popping.
     
  4. Jikbot

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    Seems reasonable. I'll see what happens; I recall when I was training before that it really never stopped. It seems to get better if I hold my shoulders higher during the motions, and with this latest advice I'll continue with this exercise to see if it stops all together.

    I always forget to mention that my left shoulder is unstable due to multiple dislocations and my right isn't so hot either, which may factor into this sort of thing. I have pretty good control over it, just can't do certain things.
     
  5. TylerGred

    TylerGred Well-Known Member

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    Off set the lift 30 degrees.

    Do some band warm ups....

    I suggest you head over to T-nation and read the Shoulder Saver articles..
     
  6. elhewie

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    That complicates matter. You should attempt to provide a full picture of what is happening.

    - How did you get multiple dislocations?
    - How do you describe each of those dislocations?
    - What do you do for living?
    - How do you describe your training experience?

    My concern is whether you have inherent anatomical anomaly? Or whether your training habits are causing your struggle?
     
  7. GRCRYSTYK

    GRCRYSTYK Well-Known Member

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    Shoulders can be very troublesome,..Then if actually injured, take forever to heal,..

    I have the opposite problem,...I can do lateral raises, but the pressing motion, is what ,makes my left shoulder pop. It's painful to boot. If I'm really careful, I can slightly adjust the angle of my shoulder, and it won't catch. I use to have this happen when doing seated shoulder presses, and taking the bar from the rack behind my head. It would set the shoulder up for the popping. If I didn't take the weight from behind my head, I wouldn't get it. I hate doing standing shoulder presses, so of course I kept doing things that same way. Hoping I would work my way through it,..:nono: I had a bad episode with it one day. REALLY Painful!!, and decided to try and avoid the angle. That was several months ago, and it's still healing,...:bang: Now I have to do either seated Smith shoulder presses, which are limiting, standing shoulder presses, which I don't really care for, or seated DB presses, which I like, but will sometimes cause the problem to occur. Had I taken better care earlier, it may not have gotten to this point.

    Try to protect yourself. "An ounce of prevention":gl:

    >>>--->
     
  8. Webby

    Webby Well-Known Member

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    I damaged my left shoulder about a year ago. I would have horrid popping and clicking. In my case it was tendinitis related. I had to stop upper body workouts for almost 5 months :cry: After about 3 months of resting it and it not getting better and decided to be more pro-active and started to do something about it. I tried all the usual RC exercises which helped mildly things but i saw no real improvement and was in in a fair degree of pain still, I then found this article http://www.intensemuscle.com/showthread.php?t=6997&page=1&pp=25 i did these broomstick exercises relgiously everyday (50 reps). The improvement I got was dramatic. Within a month of doing them I was back into upper body workouts and all has been great ever since. I still do this exercise 4 times a week but only for 20 reps. If I don't do them as a warmup before lifting, the next day my shoulder hurts, but if i make sure I do them everything is fine.

    Try it out and see if it helps, it worked wonders for me!!

    It would suggest seeing a physio first though :tu:
     

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