SP Premium
THEEXERCISER
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 209,248
SparkPoints
 

Workout Question

Monday, December 16, 2019

I injured my shoulder about a week ago and I want to start doing some light upper body exercises today. I am think of doing my arm exercises with no dumbbells while increasing my reps to compensate. I would normally do 30 reps. How many reps should I increase my exercises?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • JULIJULINN
    emoticon
    15 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Didn't notice your blog earlier, dear...that explains why you've been so quiet online. I'm going to send you some stretched/exercises in a sparkmail, that might help a little (they are physical therapy ones). Hope it helps relieve some of the pain/tension in that shoulder. Be kind to yourself while you heal.
    270 days ago
  • RUTHIEBEAR
    I agree to check with the doctor first. You do not want to do more injury
    277 days ago
  • GBOOMER
    I've injured my shoulder twice in the past and each time went through a few months of physical therapy. Shoulder injuries can happen because of tightness or weakness or a combination of both. If you just go back to whatever you were doing when you injured it, it may happen again and worse than the first time.

    Be patient, not in a hurry to get back to your exercises. For the time being do other exercises that don't involve the shoulder.

    See a doctor and maybe a physical therapist. Better safe than sorry.

    Actually, physical therapy will teach you stretches and exercises that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

    That's my two cents!
    277 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    I agree - I would see the doctor first. You don't want to further injure the shoulder. Best wishes!
    277 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    emoticon I would stick with the DB's, only go slow on movements.
    277 days ago
  • KELLIEBEAN
    Probably best to check with your doctor. You don't want to injure yourself any further.

    Be safe!


    277 days ago
  • RODILLA68
    No clue
    277 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.