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SadButTrue
12-02-2008, 04:57 PM
Dante,
Thanks bro for this exercise. I have had a problem with my right rotator cuff for about 5 years. I started this about 2 months ago when I started reading the threads here and man does my shoulder feel 10 times better. Thanks for caring enough to share with everyone.

angel_eyes
12-25-2008, 07:35 AM
This is an excellent exercise, and it's done good for me, but didn't completely remove my problems. I discovered what I probably did to injure myself in the first place - in seated military press, I lowered the bar too much and it caused too much stress on the rotator.

Somewhere along the way I discovered this youtube video (just paste this after youtube's address):
watch?v=A0ONHZmsFec
and I realized my rotators are really weak and if not handled with care (too wide angle of movement, too heavy weight), hurt and make things worse. So I'm doing this now, along with my usual routine, minus the exercises that have caused me pain.

I'm also getting very much aware of correct and strict form for each exercise, that led me to discover that I've been using shoulder muscles in exercises they weren't supposed to be engaged in, and I've been working toward eliminating that since.

Aikman56
12-29-2008, 03:57 PM
Been doing them for about 2 weeks now. Shoulder feeld worlds better! Thanks, Dante.

Also, during the set, I wanted to tell you one thing...

F&&%*$(%*& you and die! Damn these things are unpleasant!

DaveJF
12-29-2008, 11:43 PM
Been doing them for about 2 weeks now. Shoulder feeld worlds better! Thanks, Dante.

Also, during the set, I wanted to tell you one thing...

F&&%*$(%*& you and die! Damn these things are unpleasant!

LOL. Started these today. I had to get one of those telescoping paint-roller handles to get wide enough. Barely cleared the top of my head for the first 10 or so but could then move the hands in just a bit. Actually got a pump and barely made the 50. Almost unbelievable but I feel better already. For some reason my forearm tendonitis in the same arm feels a bit better also. Was considering trying a cortisone injection (again) but if today is any indication I won't need that..

Thanks Dante!

carlitosway
02-10-2009, 07:53 PM
Just want to say awesome stretch to add to my arsenal. My right shoulder has been bothering me a little here and there.

I get a weird popping sound out my right side when doing the stretch though, it's not painful at all just awkward. Anyone else experience this also? I think it all stems from when I was doing some stupid shit with a bike off a ghetto rigged jump that broke and slammed all my bw on my right side and my shoulder was out of wack for weeks.

Anyways thanks dante.

PEPPER
02-23-2009, 02:52 AM
Like most of you who've shared on this thread, I also have a shoulder injury from a while back that still bothers me (got mine from going too heavy on the military presses). On top of that, I am extremely inflexible to a point where I have difficulties just getting into position for the shoulder extreme stretches.

I've just recently implemented this broomstick technique, but every time I rep these out, my shoulder makes this "crackling" noise. There's no pain aside from the stretching, but it just doesn't sound right, you know? Is this normal? Have some of you experienced this in the beginning?

giallo&rossi
03-19-2009, 08:42 PM
Ive had a persistant right shoulder (front delt/collar bone) pain for the last 2 months now and it just wont go away. I am gonna give this a go.

Thanks Dante

SDMF
03-23-2009, 07:41 AM
What menthol rub do you recommend? I've used Icy Hot before. Yesterday I got some Flexall, which is 16% menthol. It burned good, but didn't last very long. Someone suggested Mineral Ice, but the container said it was only 2% menthol. I didn't think that it would be strong enough.

ScottMcDonough
03-23-2009, 01:46 PM
http://www.intensemuscle.com/30197-kind-wierd-question-about-incline-pressing.html?highlight=menthol#post525014

This thread should answer your question SDMF

Chop
04-02-2009, 11:23 PM
I used this exercise on one of my clients and fixed his shoulder problem with in a couple workouts.

blkpwr
04-19-2009, 08:26 PM
DC I read this exercise about 6 months ago in an ebook you had written. Over ten years ago I hurt my shoulder in the military and it was diagnosed as tendonitis. For a long time I received physical therapy and it helped somewhat but after doing this exercise for two weeks the hurt went away. It started to come back after a couple months, so I have been doing this exercise everyday for 50 reps and it hasn't come back since. I use a inch thick dowel rod I bought at home depot though instead of a broomstick.

RobertRonngren
04-20-2009, 07:35 AM
This shoulders stretch has helped me immensely.

LG1
04-20-2009, 08:00 AM
Diagnosed with mild arthritis in my left shoulder and suffering for several years until I tried these. Amazing results, thanks Dante!

platnm
05-04-2009, 01:42 PM
So it is okay to do this with a wide grip as long as your arms are completely straight, correct? I just went to barbell bench from dumbbells and seems my right shoulder (not sure if its the cuff) has been bothering me lately. So I'm resting it and going to do a few cuff exercises since rotator cuff is the most common injury.

Phukovsky
05-07-2009, 11:25 AM
Have had (what I know believe is) impingement in my left shoulder for months. Couldn't do any type of chest press without aggravating the problem and experiencing pain. Tried various stretches and rotator cuff exercises but nothing seemed to work. I finally convinced myself to go to physio and get this thing dealt with - until, that is, I came across this thread. Did the stretch for 3 days, and pain is GONE. No more weird tingling sensations when I move my shoulder in different ways, and I can actually do bench (albeit light) without pain. AMAZING. Thanks, dude.

Doggcrapp
05-07-2009, 11:37 AM
Your welcome

glad it helped you out

latimus
05-07-2009, 10:11 PM
yah after seeing the wojo DC training vid. I started doing these on chest and shlder days. I actually use a band and stretchi it as tight as I can to still do correct form. works great, no shoulder issues at all.

brewe
05-25-2009, 08:48 PM
I've had both rotator cuffs repaired, I'm going to try this, hope it loosens my shoulders up.

gor
05-30-2009, 07:36 PM
it's work for me.
now something to low back (right) and i'll fix myself

chaseb
06-01-2009, 03:39 PM
The way Ive been implementing this is:
Rotator Warm Up
Shoulders
Challenging rotator cuff workout
Broomstick flips
Stretch

Amazingly, the pain is gone, and Ive gained a lot of stability in the region from freeing up my rotators and giving them strength back.

glasgow69
06-05-2009, 02:08 AM
I wish I would have read this in high school, now i have torn both labrums in each shoulder in (anterior and exterior in my right shoulder and anterior and interior in the left shoulder) also had partial dislocations of both biceps. All of this from football, my right shoulder was surgically repaired but now that I am no longer playing football I just rehab my shoulder because it only dislocates during football.

cobra_archer
06-13-2009, 01:35 PM
I have impingment in the right shoulder for about 6 months. I have taken 8 weeks off, while getting ART treatments from a chiro. Also had a MRI with the injection and it showed no tears. I have been doing the stretch b4 bed, narrow my grip each night and apply menthyl rub, its been 5 days. My shoulder feel s great right after completing the broomstick reps, but the next day my shoulder is still sore. Should I continue the stretch every night or should i continue every other day off then start again?
Second question: Since my shoulder feels much better after the stretch, how many of you use this as an upper body warm up stretch? If, so how many reps?

Thanks in advance.

sunyata
06-13-2009, 04:10 PM
holy shit Dante. Thank you. I have been doing this now for a little while (since I first read your post). My left shoulder has never felt better...and visually it looks much more into alignment (I wrecked my shoulder BASE jumping years ago and it never has been the same since with a lot of impingement/daily pain issues). I honestly don't feel pain anymore now and can do full ROM OH presses (something I thought I would never be able to do).

THANK YOU

sunyata
06-13-2009, 04:13 PM
how many of you use this as an upper body warm up stretch? If, so how many reps?
I'm curious about this too.

LG1
06-13-2009, 04:38 PM
I do this after my upper body workouts

SDMF
06-21-2009, 03:27 PM
I'm guessing that this would not be good to do if you think you might have a strain or a small tear causing your pain. Am I correct?

SDMF
06-27-2009, 02:02 PM
Probably not a good thing to do with a partial tear of a rotator cuff muscle. The clicking probably won't go away - but if it doesn't hurt, don't be overly concerned with it. It could be anything from a tendon snapping over another structure to a labrum tear that your humeral head is rolling over - but if it doesn't cause pain it probably isn't a problem.

Just noticed this post answering my question. Thanks.

LG1
06-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Trained chest on the Hammer Strength Isolateral Incline Press. Forgot from years back that training my chest on this machine really destroys my right shoulder. Couldnt sleep w/out shoulder pain since Thursday night. Trained through the pain today. After my workout did the shoulder stretch with a towel. Can't beleive as i type this its as if my shoulder hasn't been in pain for the last 48-72 hours.... ridiculous!

Robert Paulson
07-25-2009, 08:41 PM
Thanks so much for this sticky. I'm at the end of my 6th week of DC and I've been using the 'broomstick' - 50 'reps' - as part of my warm-up (and on off days) the entire time. I do it every day. The pain in one of my shoulders (that I had hurt years ago in an accident - dislocated badly) is gone, as well as the 'popping' I'd been having the day after performing any pressing movements. Do 'the stick' along with standard rotator cuff exercises and you will be pleasantly surprised.

juiceboy
08-04-2009, 04:09 PM
guys im really sorry, im on such low carbs come saturdays my brain seriously is shot lately and im making dumb mistakes, I had to edit my post above. If you use a beach towel or something similiar when you get overhead and down it will sag near your butt/ hamstrings ........but with a broomstick it wont go near that-it will go to the middle of your back and then back up again---really really sorry bout that---reread it now it should be clear-----with a broomstick the revolution should be about a half circle ---see the picture up above---that position exactly should be where you start your revolution once your warmed up with a broomstick and it should go overhead and down/back to a point halfway down that guys back, then back to start---is that clearer?

Sorry to be a pain, but none of the pics are attached for me to view the finishing position and Im still struggling to understand the "middle of the back" part. I can lift the broomstick with straight hands from my quads to just about past vertical by 5 degrees only. (rotating from start to stop position in the shape of a half circle).

Muscle Momma
08-10-2009, 09:13 PM
I will definitely try this as I sometimes have problems with one or the other of my shoulders.

LG1
08-10-2009, 11:32 PM
I have tried both with a broomstick as well as a towel. I prefer the broomstick...

Robert Paulson
08-11-2009, 01:54 PM
Sorry to be a pain, but none of the pics are attached for me to view the finishing position and Im still struggling to understand the "middle of the back" part. I can lift the broomstick with straight hands from my quads to just about past vertical by 5 degrees only. (rotating from start to stop position in the shape of a half circle).

Here's a video that shows the 'move': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33P5AI27eiU

This movement worked great on my particular shoulder problem.

Doggcrapp
08-11-2009, 08:36 PM
the only thing is i wouldnt do them that fast....feel your way thru them (slowly)

Robert Paulson
08-21-2009, 01:04 AM
the only thing is i wouldnt do them that fast....feel your way thru them (slowly)

True. I should have mentioned that the guy in the video is going a bit too fast. Maybe he's trying to impress someone. :roll:

Yeah, it's a good idea to do this movement slowly. It's worked wonders for my shoulders as I noted in an earlier post. I used to wake up many mornings with one or both shoulders feeling as if they were almost 'locked'. That's gone away since I started the broomstick 'cure'.

CaliPhotog
09-02-2009, 05:07 PM
I have been a silent member here for a while now. I love to read and follow instructions. I am not one to post allot on something I am not that informed at. However, I just had to throw this out there. I was having pain in my left shoulder and nothing seemed to help. Time off was no good, restructuring workouts not good either. I tried this and within a week the pain was GREATLY reduced and by the end of 2 weeks it was gone!!!!!! Awesome!!!! Awesome!!!!! Awesome!!!! thanks

mattswe86
09-13-2009, 06:58 AM
I have had shoulder problems for years, and now finally I used this for two weeks and they are completely gone, better than any drug treatment of rehab program I have ever used.

Thank you DC! :thumb:

AMB
09-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Both my shoulders are bad and a physio diagnosed a partial rupture in the shoulderjoints capsule due to overuse, but he is not sure yet, so.. I am getting MRI on monday. It's been almost two months of rest with no improvement. I am getting impatient so what do you guys think about giving this a shot untill monday? With a band though. Thank you. Are there any no-nos concerning this stretch?

vinnyau
09-17-2009, 09:24 AM
awesome exercise!

It's so old school, i remember reading about it in Tommy Kono's olympic weightlifting book.

I would get so caught up with this exercise that i would be doing it at pool halls with a cue stick :)

AMB:

I would wait for the results - It's not worth the risk. then once you get your results back ask your specialist.

If you do decide to do it, however, i would caution you not to exert a lot of tension on the band in the beginning -- i.e. don't pull it apart too aggressively.

People have a tendency to aggressively stretch the band and when they can't control the tension during the most strenuous part of the movement, the band jerks their shoulders in unnatural ways. It's hard to describe with words but just make sure you control the lift -- do it slowly and purposely.

While the movement is generally a great shoulder loosener, it could aggravate rather than alleviate your shoulder problems. Moreover, your preliminary findings aren't conclusive yet. I would wait it out and see what the real problem is first. It may just be general shoulder laxity or instability, or it could be something more serious. you never know until you get your results.

gypper
10-03-2009, 03:45 PM
sadly i must be among the last 10% :(

Cable
10-08-2009, 01:36 PM
I do have 1 question, and perhaps I'm overthinking this, but I will ask anyway since I was unable to find an answer to this question. Hopefully someone with more experience than I have can answer.

At the top of the movement, when the broomstick/towel is directly overhead, where should my shoulderblades be? Should I elevate them? Depress them? Let them move as much as I need to in order to get the bar overhead?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out with this.

LG1
10-08-2009, 07:22 PM
sadly i must be among the last 10% :(

Have you been doing the movement on a regular basis? Using Menthol Cream, I have one @ 16% menthol and 12% wintergreen oil.

Another suggeston is look into DieselCrew shoulder rehab exercises on Youtube.

nicholas
10-15-2009, 01:58 PM
I used to do these regularly, but had gotten out of the habit. Thanks for reminding me how important they can be, especially as I'm now pat 40 and the flexibility ain't what it used to be.

bambo
10-18-2009, 06:46 AM
I Dont understand what you mean by 'All the way down to the middle of the back'? can you please explain?

Thanks!

LG1
10-18-2009, 10:18 AM
I Dont understand what you mean by 'All the way down to the middle of the back'? can you please explain?

Thanks!

Read how the exercise is performed correctly and then execute. I suggest starting with a wider grip to get used to the movement...start on your upper quads and finish when your shoulders have gone through the full arc/range of motion and you end the movement at your lower/mid back

LG1
10-18-2009, 10:19 AM
QUOTE=bambo;712739]I Dont understand what you mean by 'All the way down to the middle of the back'? can you please explain?

Thanks![/QUOTE]

Read how the exercise is performed correctly and then execute. I suggest starting with a wider grip to get used to the movement...start on your upper quads and finish when your shoulders have gone through the full arc/range of motion and you end the movement at your lower/mid back

kinGpaT
11-26-2009, 07:10 AM
Hello, I'm from germany. Do you mean this exercise on youtube: "DC Training Shoulder Stretch" Cant post a link sorry... search for the name on youtube.

And normally i should start with a towel right ?

HawaiianPride
11-28-2009, 02:40 PM
Great read.

bryce720
12-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Sweet advice, thanks so much for all the info.

SmallFry2Freak
01-08-2010, 12:43 PM
Thanks for this post and invaluable help Dante! 6 mos ago a physical therapist told me what I already learned from googling(tendonitis and impingement) about the shoulder injury I got doing flat bench. All the recovery advice I received was no gym obviously lol, and they gave me this rubberband thing to put under my feet and to stretch my arm skyward. Needless to say all that ever did was bring the pain back. Time, stretching and low volume/intensity training brought me back to about 90%. However now that I'm back on normal routine I still have that burn that I hate and spots of weakness(lifting straight out in front of me) for about two days after. Anyway, I'm grateful to learn a new trick and excited to actually get rid of it for good. Again much thanks--hope this works for me.

"Doritos...So Damn Good, So Damn Bad!" HAHA

TheAmazing1
01-08-2010, 11:00 PM
must try i hope it helps

AMB
01-10-2010, 03:40 PM
Bit OT, but people asked for something similar to knee pain. I'm recommending these. Fixed my banged up one twice so far.
X BAND WALKS ( (cant post links because of my postcount being too low ) youtube.com/watch?v=6dcLZSzzXtQ )

Take rubber band, stand on it, pick up ends, cross them and tighen them as preffered. Take baby-to-medium steps to the side. Rep ranges anything between 6 and 20 and for sets I believe 2 is enough. Let your glutes burn. I got 99 problems, but a knee aint one.

edot
01-10-2010, 06:13 PM
4 days into this and i have been able to move my grip in 2" on each side of the shower rod and my shoulders feel infinitely better, this is the best spent 2 minutes of my day

LiftingToLive
01-20-2010, 08:02 AM
Having redamaged my rotator cuff I have limited movement in my left shoulder. The arm cannot externally rotate as much as it should do. Would the broomstick stretch be a suitable treatment for this?

Thanks!

LtL

_wrath_
02-05-2010, 07:55 PM
I wish i knew about this from day 1 of my injury, after 6 weeks of no training like the doc said, pain was still there 100% i tried this out and literally 5 minutes into it the pain was almost 100% gone, within 2 weeks i was fully healed up

BPAFreedom
02-08-2010, 04:34 PM
Great strecth and rehab exercise. I have been doing this strecth with patients for months. Works great with any type of impingment syndrome or any types of -itis (bursitis, tendonitis, ect.)

cobra_archer
02-11-2010, 02:09 PM
I have been using this as part of my upper body warm up for 6 months. It has helped my shoulder impingment. I am 38 and I have learned the importance of warming up and upping the rp to 25-35, as it states in the sticky for 34+ lifters.

cooper250
02-24-2010, 01:44 PM
good read,well have to try this.

Mustangman
02-25-2010, 04:13 PM
Could someone provide a video clip of this exercise being performed ?

I too have sore shoulders and this looks like a cure !!

Cary

*Found it on post #263

Mustangman
02-26-2010, 09:23 AM
I tried this exercise this morning and can already feel an improvement in my shoulders. Did not have a towel to use or a broomstick.

What I did was to keep my hands as close to my body's center line as possible and make circles starting in front and going to the back. Did 10 reps the first time, 20 reps the second time and 30 reps the third time. With each set the movement seemed easier, the shoulder joint was allowing more movement. Afterwards, the shoulder felt great !!!, no more soreness.

I will continue to do this as a daily exercise, keeping the shoulders loose and flexible. After 30+ years of heavy lifting, I wish I would have found this movement earlier and taken advantage of it.

Thanks many times over again for this exercise, it is a god send for my shoulders.

Cary

khurana
03-07-2010, 11:23 AM
tyhanx man started today

BornAgainLifter
03-10-2010, 11:21 AM
Nice. I wish my PT would've told me about this move. :frusty: Got two days in already. :thumb:

mihmut
03-11-2010, 08:49 AM
this helped a lot for me, thx!

lilarnold
03-11-2010, 07:16 PM
how come the only people that post in this thread have less than 10 posts?

NeveReveN11
03-16-2010, 10:29 PM
My shoulders have been aching, especially the left side, for months now. I've been looking for something more than the stupid rubber bands (sorry if you are a rubber band person) to proactively work on this. First try with a broom stick, I couldn't even begin to go down to the back! Unbelievable how tight and limited my range of motion is. Which tells me how bad I need to do this!

So I'm starting with a piece of rope, knotted on the ends. 50 reps kills, in a good way. I'll stick with it for a few weeks and come back and update...

Electric_Road_G
03-21-2010, 12:48 PM
how come the only people that post in this thread have less than 10 posts?

Sorry...
Im workin on bringing my post count up to 11... Just 4 u!

My shoulder issues have subsided, but I do plan to (today) begin adding in these stick motions... Way helpful!!

NeveReveN11
04-08-2010, 07:15 PM
how come the only people that post in this thread have less than 10 posts?

What do you think is the answer? I'd like to hear it.

ScottMcDonough
04-08-2010, 07:22 PM
how come the only people that post in this thread have less than 10 posts?


Dante has 2,000 gimmick accounts he keeps using to bump this thread.

lilarnold
04-08-2010, 11:10 PM
lol

Doggcrapp
04-08-2010, 11:22 PM
For some weird reason this link is posted on every single lifting board on the net....whenever someone says they have a shoulder problem, so i think thats why it brings so many new people to this board with a low post count.

Ok i got to sign off now and make up another new name.

bigbat57
04-16-2010, 04:12 PM
great therapy had bad pain after been on cruches for three months and could not do any overhead exersices. thee days of this i have military pressed pain free today yes three days. was going to wait till my post count was above ten never mind

andrewT
04-20-2010, 08:19 PM
Hey Guys

is there a link to a video of how to do this? I am not 100% clear of it and the pictures are not showing up for me, and neither is a link to video in post 263

Thanks

ScottMcDonough
04-20-2010, 08:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4c95kosHes This looks like a pretty good video of the move.

andrewT
04-21-2010, 08:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4c95kosHes This looks like a pretty good video of the move.

Thanks Scott!

jippja01
04-25-2010, 10:07 PM
I'll definitely be giving this a shot. I am starting DC training this week and am apprehensive about doing incline press and any overhead shoulder press because within a week my shoulders are so impinged I can barely put my backpack on!

SuperGrover
04-29-2010, 12:56 AM
Just found this post and did my 50 sets. I've had chronic bicipital tendonitis for 3+ years. Went to two orthos who did nothing but told me to stop doing what makes them hurt (you know...any work involving the shoulder). I did this one for 3 months and the pain returned on my first set back.

I've been coping with some experimenting, but this seems like something I need to try. my first set already seems to have helped to mitigate the current soreness I have. I am very hopeful.

Thanks so much for the post.

Scotty33
05-03-2010, 03:15 PM
Did anybody notice there shoulder hurting more after trying this their first day??

alah_alhas
05-22-2010, 09:31 AM
I have shoulder pain (located at the ac joint I guess) when doing push movements for about 1 month. In daily activites the pain is very low. The pain appeared gradualy, and now is healing very slow.

So now I made myself an recovery program:

Daily I train:
- the serratus anterior (I also have winged scapula) with push up plus ( youtube.com/watch?v=ALzFr2GT-Is ) 6 sets
- then 6 sets of exercises for the rotator cuff (external and internal rotations)
- then this dynamic stretching, 50 reps.

I takes about 1/2 hour. Then I apply menthol rub (Ben-Gay) on the shoulder.


What do you think? It is ok to do this program daily? It is ok to apply menthol on the shoulder just after the program?

At the gym I train with low intensity everything except the chest and the shoulders.

Thanks! :thumb:

mateus
05-22-2010, 07:05 PM
Thanks! This has helped a ton over the last 3 weeks.

mightythor88
05-28-2010, 03:30 PM
I have problems on my shoulder and my arms, there are days that I cannot sleep
because the pain keep naging me thru the night. I probably hurt my shoulder
doing too much Bench presses . I would substitute dumbell presses
everyday just to speed up my bench presses lift. But it just cause me this
shoulder injury, now I cannot pass a 90lb dumbell press because my
shoulder injury would give up on me. Also I cannot stretch my arm now,
and sometimes I would get a very sharp pain in my shoulders when I stretch it the wrong way, its like Im having a heart stroke its so unbearable.
I have tried this exercise for today using a streching band, and the pain so
intense specially when I going from the top down to my back, I have done
about 4 set of 5 rep. I have stop and probably do more today and increase the
rep. I sleep soar and late today because of this but I could feel a little bit
of movement better than before on my shoulder.

kk101
06-16-2010, 03:31 AM
awesome post ive had a bad shoulder for awhile now and this definatly is helping alot

Ulamalop
06-25-2010, 10:13 AM
I'm starting this tonight. I just finished a 21 day run of Aflutops, which has helped, this looks very promising.

themutants
06-27-2010, 07:36 PM
works pretty good did it for a while everyday shoulds are in good shape now

mj0114
06-30-2010, 05:06 AM
just coming off rotator cuff injury at work. wiil def try this

mj0114
06-30-2010, 05:07 AM
not able to bench att all now so heres hoping

Livestrong77
07-16-2010, 11:47 AM
This exercise is a MUST for me. I had shoulder pain that seemed to come out of the blue about 2 months ago. I started using this exercise and the pain is pretty much gone now. I just have to use it a little more consistently :)

jucky68
07-21-2010, 04:33 AM
What's the chances of this working with an AC separation?

Sanchez
07-29-2010, 12:48 AM
Hi, I'm new and need 3 posts to see the pictures. Here's one meaningless post.

Sanchez
07-29-2010, 12:49 AM
Here's the 2nd one.

Sanchez
07-29-2010, 12:49 AM
And good ol #3.

BTW, nice site

jippja01
08-02-2010, 04:17 PM
Should I do the doorway stretch along with this or will this exercise work well enough alone?

jippja01
08-02-2010, 04:18 PM
I have a downsloping acromion so I have pretty bad shoulder impingement when I do too much overhead movement. The low volume of DC training has allowed me to delay the onset of impingement but I am starting to feel the pinch in my right shoulder again. I hope this works.

dmisc
08-29-2010, 04:13 AM
Awesome. I just did this exercise the best that I could to 50 reps and it feels great. And I hope i was doing them correctly.

SGMD1
09-15-2010, 08:55 PM
Started having right shoulder pain about two months ago. Took a month off from lifting chest/shoulders with no improvement. Found this thread from another bodybuilding forum (one of your competitors apparently, since the url was partly *'ed out on that forum lol)

Hope this works!

SGMD1
09-15-2010, 08:59 PM
how come the only people that post in this thread have less than 10 posts?

Well I am a member of a different bodybuilding forum...I did a search on that site for threads with "shoulder" in the title, organized by # of posts in descending order. Glanced through the first few threads and one of them immediately caught my eye: "If you have had "any" shoulder pain in your life, this will exercise is claimed to cure 90% of shoulder injuries."

And then it linked to this thread.

I'm guessing most people found this thread in similar fashion.

its_growtime!
10-07-2010, 09:37 AM
Have just started these and have noticed a marked improvement already, posture also seems to have change in a positive way, with shoulders sitting further back when relaxed.
Do many of you guys with tight pecs/shoulders find you click when bringing arms overhead? thats the really tough bit, feels like my shoulder is going to pop out and my lats/traps feel like cramping!!

Proteindude
10-09-2010, 08:06 AM
I was recommended to look at this excers. when to help cure my injured shoulder. I am going to write down my results here if i remember when i'm done in some months. :)

Proteindude
10-09-2010, 08:10 AM
BTW will this work if i have damaged my shoulder joint ? (in the long run)

Proteindude
10-09-2010, 08:11 AM
Sorry! I meant the "Shoulder joint capsule".

Danco3636
10-28-2010, 10:26 AM
My shoulder started acting up after I didn't do a proper warm-up and hit the incline bench... Going to start with the protocol... thanks for having up.

th3futur3
10-30-2010, 05:55 PM
Gonna give this a try!

Danco3636
10-31-2010, 09:34 AM
Question. Does most start doing the protocol when the pain is still there or do you wait until the pain has subsited? I suspect it is not done on the onset when acute pain is there but after pain has gone down some but won't go away. Is that correct? I still have pain now but have started the protocol.

Dutchman.pt
11-18-2010, 01:08 AM
Awesome thread and exercise.
Will start asap as my shoulders are stiff as rock, due to small space in joint capsule, and they regularly cause inflammations in the forearm...:S

hokusai74
11-23-2010, 11:15 AM
Thanks from italy DC....you're the best

hokusai74
11-23-2010, 11:15 AM
Could you post some images?
Thanks

steve56
11-23-2010, 12:12 PM
I kept doing my rotator cuff exercises 3-4 lb dumbbell for 50 reps...side laterals 50 reps, front raises 50 reps....then i started doing Dantes movement with a beach towel...feeling great after 5 days

blue steele
11-23-2010, 03:06 PM
Has really helped my shoulders. Only been doing for two weeks. Thanks

Danco3636
11-23-2010, 04:24 PM
Are you guys waiting for the pain to go away before doing the protocol? Mine still hurts and once I start with the broom stick after a few days it hurts more. Mine is a AC shoulder joint injury from bench press and or standing shoulder press..

damage
11-23-2010, 07:53 PM
used this, but I used bands and it worked great for me...

MsGuns
11-27-2010, 03:28 PM
We do this as part of our crossfit warm up but my shoulder is still bothering me.

djimmy
11-28-2010, 09:12 PM
Started doing these recently but never thought to do them at such a high rep count. Will start tonight. Thanks for the info.

Cyannide
12-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Just cranked out 50 of these with described results. Will continue doing them in addition to my other shoulder "rehab". What is a good close distance between the hands on the broomstick? Shoulder width?

Awesome tip!

noodle
12-16-2010, 03:48 AM
Thanks

Rattbones
12-22-2010, 08:53 AM
johnny come lately, I've had shoulder pain for years. I'm going to start doing this as soon as I get home from work.

Danco3636
12-24-2010, 06:45 PM
Should I wait for pain to go away or just do them and eventually the pain subsides? Would like to hear what others have done.
Thanks.

Rattbones
12-30-2010, 04:46 AM
holy crap it works! I'm shocked, I did shoulder presses with no pain this week and even did the seated tri pushdown (similar to a dip). I'm doing them every day when I get up, not sure if that's overkill, but it's working. First few are always hard

betito
12-30-2010, 05:10 AM
Should I wait for pain to go away or just do them and eventually the pain subsides? Would like to hear what others have done.
Thanks.

Common sense here... if you do the movement and it hurts while doing it and the next day it hurts even more... then god is giving you a sign... wait and only do stuff that doesn´t hurt you

the_iron_one
01-22-2011, 03:34 PM
thanks worked awesome no more shoulder pain

BryanB
02-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Just found someone on RX trying to steal your idea...haha

http://forums.rxmuscle.com/showthread.php?p=1343920&posted=1#post1343920

johnsebastian
02-26-2011, 04:31 AM
that s working great and it s now included in my routine

HammerFit
02-27-2011, 12:30 PM
Just found someone on RX trying to steal your idea...haha

http://forums.rxmuscle.com/showthread.php?p=1343920&posted=1#post1343920

No one was trying to steal anything. You must be really bored to try and make something out of that. FYI, I publically apologized to Dante for copying his post. At worst cast I was being lazy! I have nothing to gain by coping his words, just trying to help others.

dannystyle
02-28-2011, 08:53 AM
I had a serious bike injury for about 5 months ago and ive been trying to recover since then, i really have faith in this now lets try it!

BryanB
02-28-2011, 09:33 AM
No one was trying to steal anything. You must be really bored to try and make something out of that. FYI, I publically apologized to Dante for copying his post. At worst cast I was being lazy! I have nothing to gain by coping his words, just trying to help others.

Nope, wasn't bored. Yes, I know you changed your explanation..after I called you out on it and after I had a discussion with one of the mods. Too bad he deleted my posts because I called you a thief for trying to claim it as your own. It was a direct copy paste of Dante's...oh wait, you added PCV pipe to it :pound:

Do what you like, just be sure to give credit when and where it's due and not wait until someone catches you trying to pass it off as your own.

You may not have meant to but it was blatantly obvious to me. Even the mod agreed that you should have initially showed credit.


I'm over it...are you?

BC_94
03-19-2011, 07:08 AM
Hey guys

Ive had rotator cuff injury for a year or so now, was still able to do most dumbell benching but i stopped BB flat benching. Me and my buddies are just starting to get back in to it and i still have the same rotator cuff strained feeling.

Just wondering if this excercise is appropriate for rotator cuff strains/injuries. It doesn't really hurt when i do it but occasionally when i try to bring my hands in it does hurt.

i have a feeling it has gotten worse since i started because simply reaching movements such as reaching for this keyboard is starting to hurt.

ANY HELP IS MORE THAN APPRECIATED!!

Jab
04-04-2011, 03:42 PM
trust me this sounds easy but your going to be muttering "fuck you dante" after you get to your 25th revolution

Ne'er a truer word spoken, fuck you dante! haha Shoulders are pumped and burning now but it actually felt kinda... Good? I did it with an elasticated rope.

gangster
05-04-2011, 11:59 AM
I had shoulder surgery (just arthroscopic, and nothing to major) 2 years ago, and occasionally still have some stiffness and lack of r.o.m, been doing this for 2 weeks and have seen some improvement. Thanks DC

brmajor
05-05-2011, 12:52 AM
DC this exercise is a miracle done for a few days and my injured shoulder( 6 months) has been feeling a lot better already. Thank You!

soccerbill
07-14-2011, 08:42 AM
Just joined and got a major benefit with this. I am 48 and have had various injuries and problems over the years. Right shoulder and elbow have been a problem lately. Did this several times yesterday and it felt like after a trip to the chiro. Back popped in a good way, neck freed up. shoulders feel great, even the elbow pain is less -- actually its different. My right pec started little spasms today which I know means this little big idea freed up the nerve pathway.

chedeg
07-26-2011, 07:49 PM
Hi DC,
I'm 51 and started retraining again about 4 years ago after taking off 20 years. I've been doing your stretching routine and I have seen some improvement. However my shoulder is clicking and grinding like two gears slipping. It feels like bone on bone. I can usually work past the pain but it is getting worse with incline flies,shoulder presses, dumbbell pulls.....etc. I tried taking 2 weeks to rest it but it didn't help. Do you have any suggestion/solutions? If I have to go MD, how long is the downtime? I work construction, so no work, no pay is the rule.

LG1
07-26-2011, 10:05 PM
Hi DC,
I'm 51 and started retraining again about 4 years ago after taking off 20 years. I've been doing your stretching routine and I have seen some improvement. However my shoulder is clicking and grinding like two gears slipping. It feels like bone on bone. I can usually work past the pain but it is getting worse with incline flies,shoulder presses, dumbbell pulls.....etc. I tried taking 2 weeks to rest it but it didn't help. Do you have any suggestion/solutions? If I have to go MD, how long is the downtime? I work construction, so no work, no pay is the rule.

I am not DC, but if those exercises cause you pain/discomfort then why not swap them out for those that don't bother you...?

ShinjiG
08-10-2011, 06:19 AM
Liu Kang doing the exercise lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNilld58tks

I've tried this on a broomstick but I'm still much too inflexable... gonna have to keep on doing it.

mendiz
08-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Great exercise, thanks

mendiz
08-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Great exercise

SDMF
08-11-2011, 07:46 PM
I have some scar tissue on top of my shoulder from ac joint surgery last year. I've started doing this stretch. Do you think it might help break up that scar tissue?

yadmit
08-21-2011, 09:54 PM
Will be giving this a go tomorrow.

Ironhawk651
08-31-2011, 04:57 AM
Having labrum surgery in December as don't want recovery to interfere with my final year of grad school... Starting this ASAP and hope it helps my rom up til surgery.

tis
09-13-2011, 05:44 PM
thx, gonna try it.. hoping for great results:)

xxplayerxx94
09-17-2011, 11:32 AM
thx

xxplayerxx94
09-17-2011, 11:33 AM
gonna try this out hope it helps i have some rotator cuff problems caused by bad workout for shoulder and chest

Mikeryan7822
09-30-2011, 06:29 AM
This is great. Works a treat.

Joejo
10-13-2011, 08:12 PM
Can't wait to try this. Thanks.

jrodt12
10-16-2011, 05:57 PM
Can't believe how well this works! Takes some getting used to but takes care of the pain

mister69
11-01-2011, 11:24 PM
Day 2, still only got 20 done.

Sent from my DROIDX

CanadaBoy
11-25-2011, 12:41 PM
Been having shoulder problem for over half a year, I will try this before and after on my push days.

Thanks

brianf
11-25-2011, 01:08 PM
this has definitely helped my shoulder issues

sando88
12-30-2011, 06:14 AM
thanks for the tip will try it out

sando88
12-30-2011, 06:15 AM
2nd post- need to view pic

egolabek
01-01-2012, 06:26 PM
Looking forward to trying this out in order to cure my shoulder problems. Thanks DC!

egolabek
01-02-2012, 09:50 AM
Is there a video or anything like that to make sure my form is right?

coach52
01-18-2012, 12:22 PM
Thanks! gonna give this a try on myself and then my athletes.

Mark WH
01-19-2012, 10:07 AM
I am constantly having problems with one shoulder or the other so will give these a go

Mark WH
01-19-2012, 10:08 AM
Will recomend to my training partner too.

finer.arts
01-25-2012, 07:28 AM
Just wanted to say thank you. I've been having shoulder pain for years, and this exercise helped tremendously.

Cristian
02-03-2012, 11:21 AM
I'm gonna try this. I've had serious shoulder pain and immobility for a month now...

sickchops
02-16-2012, 10:27 AM
tried this years ago, and have to admit this is legit:happy:

DOcampo92
02-22-2012, 02:12 PM
I have chronic shoulder pains I'm going to give this a shot

Vurhan
03-04-2012, 06:35 PM
I am trying to solve my right shoulder pain for 1 year now. Went to various doctors, got MRs and all stuff. Still no solution. My right arm is weaker too even though I am a right hand user.

I feel like this exercise can be good for me, but while doing it my both shoulders clicks like crazy even though I dont feel any pain. Is this a bad thing? My both shoulders click all the time when I raise my arms too. But would repeating this exercise for longs periods do any harm?

tarqs
03-15-2012, 03:12 PM
Thank you for this, really works the kinks out of the shoulder!

MikeNick
03-19-2012, 08:29 AM
Well I am a member of a different bodybuilding forum...I did a search on that site for threads with "shoulder" in the title, organized by # of posts in descending order. Glanced through the first few threads and one of them immediately caught my eye: "If you have had "any" shoulder pain in your life, this will exercise is claimed to cure 90% of shoulder injuries."

And then it linked to this thread.

I'm guessing most people found this thread in similar fashion.

I am one for sure!!!!
Hi all you guys! First post, many thanks, hope it will heal my left shoulder.

grownassman
03-19-2012, 12:17 PM
I'm trying this starting today!

crash torque
05-11-2012, 11:52 AM
great post

af92
05-13-2012, 03:23 PM
pure gold.

soylent
06-10-2012, 11:18 PM
Newb, and thanks for the info, strong site.

deakka
08-04-2012, 02:16 PM
Is this exercise only for ppl with pain or can you also do it just to get more flexable? i swear to god i have problems even getting my arms back long enough to place behind the bar when im doing squats :(

mentalflex
08-04-2012, 08:07 PM
Is this exercise only for ppl with pain or can you also do it just to get more flexable? i swear to god i have problems even getting my arms back long enough to place behind the bar when im doing squats :(

Anyone can use it to help joint stability. If you stick with it and are consistent you'll notice your rotator cuff is more stable on pressing exercises and you;ll have greater ROM.

Have you looked into all of the DC stretches? If you are having flexibility issues performing the DC stretches after you finish training each muscle group might help you in that regard.

rhoads
08-09-2012, 09:38 AM
I am def. going to try this asap!

Goodjobmon
08-09-2012, 03:07 PM
The way i do it is with a thick rubber band.Works as well imo!

jeroenos
08-10-2012, 10:09 AM
thanks man i used a towel, works good for flexability

Doberman
08-10-2012, 10:38 AM
You may also want to do this after training or following some SMR (foam rolling). That will get some blood in the joint, warm it up, and improve flexibility. If you are doing this for pain, you might want to lay off shoulder pressing and concentrate on laterals for a while. Doing this with Mountain Dog Training has improved my shoulders, which were already a strong point and I haven't experience any joint pain at all.

solid dreams
09-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Did this last night, felt the 'popping' but afterwards felt so much better. Gonna try it with a towel this time because the broomstick was too short.

anupmeghrajani
09-27-2012, 02:00 PM
:israelWith a large towel or broomstick I want you to hold it with straight arms for the entire time of what i describe in the following movement--a large "rolled up like a rope" beach towel works good but honestly a longer broomstick (without the bristles) works best in my opinion. Start out with it with a really wide grip (with straight arms) in front of you (on your quads) and with straight arms bring it up and overhead and then down and back to the middle of your back--STRAIGHT ARMS ALL THE WAY--this is going to be very difficult and hard the first couple times out and then will be "old hat" with time----and its going to be painful in a stretching pump kind of way---i want 50 reps each time you do this--one repetition is from in front of your face (all with straight arms) to up overhead and back, and then down all the way to the middle of your back and then back up overhead to in front of your face again (again all with straight arms)--the important part of the movement is the area overhead that is really tight--do all of this carefully/slowly---dont just whip it over and back---if your hand is slipping off the broomstick even with the widest grip, or you cant bring your arms over straight and the start bending on you, you have some serious shoulder inflexibility and need to work this hard and get up to speed (or you could just need a longer broomstick too)--again do all of these revolutions controlled and carefully--push into the stretch as you go along toward the 50 revolutions, your chest will be pushing outward and your shoulders rolling back--your shoulders are going to blow up with so much blood its going to be incredibly painfull pumpwise--Do this once a day at nite as many times a week as you can---sometimes I have people do it every single day---but every time you do it try to move your grip inward (thats the key)----its going to be very hard to do but try your best to move your grip inward for the next 2-4 weeks and your range of motion with shoulders will increase dramatically and any impingement and the majority of other problems should be gone in 2 weeks--also try to move your grip in as you are doing the 50 revolutions--start off with a stretching but relatively easy 10 to warm up some, then try to move your grip in even by a centimeter if you can for the next 20 revolutions and then at 30 try to move the grip in another centimeter--really try to push what you can do stretchwise once your warmed up here--trust me this sounds easy but your going to be muttering "fuck you dante" after you get to your 25th revolution--Ive cured too many shoulder problems with this simple movement now its pretty ridiculous, and this and a menthol rub applied liberally daily and before sleep has cured alot of shoulder/bicepital tendonitis in trainees ---Heres a pic attached to this post so you can get an idea (thanks to a trainee of mine who cured his shoulders with this)--but remember the broomstick goes overhead and all the way back to the middle of the back (he just drew the start of the movement when you begin)

thanks man it helpd a lot

anupmeghrajani
09-27-2012, 02:01 PM
thanks man..it helpd a lot

BadMojo
11-02-2012, 02:10 AM
Just did this while sitting here, reading the thread. My shoulder feels better a bit. Adding this to my routine.

Thanks man.

rab_r99
11-19-2012, 05:01 PM
Thanks really helped me

Lamf77
01-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Need to try something..will give this a try. Thanks.
Anyone possibly have a youtube link?

Jelet
01-10-2013, 02:51 AM
what type of menthol rub should i use?

amazon.com/Menthol-Rub-Sen-0-25-Ounces/dp/B000I48MNU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357635625&sr=8-2&keywords=menthol+rub

or

cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Bengay-Menthol-Pain-Relieving-Gel-Vanishing-Scent?skuId=911263

or are both good to use?

i have had this shoulder injury since august. i am EXTREMELY depressed and really need it to heal... Especially considering iv only been training legs and i got a herniated disc from squatting!!! and now im going to be out for probably the summer but im going to be pissed if my herniated disc heals before my shoulder does! so thats why i really need my shoulder to heal.


:(


my new shoulder rehab routine is


50 reps of this shoulder pvc pipe thing.
100 band pulls with a band.

everyday.

and 2x a week rotator cuff internal/external work. with 5lb dumbbell..

i really need to my shoulder to get better :( '

couponknob
01-31-2013, 01:21 PM
I joined this forum specifically because of this thread.
I want to thank Doggcrapp for posting the "How to Cure Shoulder Problems" topic.

I've had a shoulder issue for a couple of years. It had been getting progressively worse, so much so that I couldn't sleep on the side of the injured shoulder.
I came across this thread doing a search for rotator cuff exercises.
About 3-weeks ago, I could not lift a 15 pound dumbell. If I started with my arm hanging down, picturing 6 o'clcok, doing a sideways lift, I could only raise my arm to about 7 or 8 max.
I started doing this exercise, which was a little difficult at first, and have not even done it consistently everyday...missed a few days here and there, but after 3 weeks I can now lift a 20 pound dumbell (the largest I have) overhead to 12 o'clock, which is what I was able to do prior to the injury and I can sleep on my side again.

This exercise works!
Thanks DC

Lamf77
02-03-2013, 05:19 PM
I worked out heavily from ages 18-35. I am now 52 and trying to get started again. I have had nagging shoulder issues for years. At it's worst, imagine going to adjust your car's rear view mirror and having a shooting pain after only a few seconds. I am also an Optometrist and have been flipping lenses in the Phoropter (the which one is better?) machine for over 25 years. My frontal delt muscle is way over developed compared to my rear, which seems to have thrown my shoulder position off.
These exercises have really helped reposition my shoulder. My question is..."should my shoulder hurt the next day"?
And at 52 years of age, should I be trying to push the weight or really stick with higher reps and lower weight?
Finally, what are the best exercises to get the rear delt built up and hep balance out the over developed frontal.
Sorry this is so disjointed, no pun intended!
Mike

bullseye3
02-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Just went through 18 pages and only stumbled across 1 or 2 posts to this question:

If I have an unrepaired RC partial tear, is this exercise safe to do? Would love to hear people's experiences

Lamf77
02-18-2013, 11:45 AM
I screwed up something about 6 weeks ago. Was not even able to brush my hair my right shoulder stung so bad. I laid off for about 4 weeks and have been gradually doing this exercises on alternating days. At first, the movement behind my head was painful, now it is just uncomfortable. My shoulder blade areas may get sore the next day or tow after doing them. I have my range of motion back, although normal daily movements like adjusting my rear view mirror or changing a light bulb still can hurt a bit and seem restrictive.
I am back in the gym doing several exercises with really low weight for the shoulders. No bench or military presses whatsoever. And, a bit heavier weight for my back and arm exercises.
The question I had which no one answered is how much discomfort would be relatively normal after doing these and is which areas of the shoulder?

riverhawk23
02-23-2013, 05:12 PM
Just wanted to say thanks. My shoulder has been nagging me for a bit did this just about 20 times. A little sweat, a little pain, a lot of heavy breathing. The next day woke up barely any pain. I will definitely keep up with this.

JoshuaPP
03-05-2013, 03:40 PM
I have no ROM issues or no weakness in the shoulder. However, the front part of my shoulder swells up during any exercise that involves the shoulder. Doctor prescribed it as Bicep Tendon Long head but I'm skeptical. But hey, his guess it better than mine.
Anywho... my question is are these ok if they cause some swelling after carrying them out? They feel ok when i'm doing it but after the 50 reps it swells for any hour? Any input would be much appreciated as resting it is seemingly doing sweet f all.

KidRok
03-06-2013, 08:34 AM
I have no ROM issues or no weakness in the shoulder. However, the front part of my shoulder swells up during any exercise that involves the shoulder. Doctor prescribed it as Bicep Tendon Long head but I'm skeptical. But hey, his guess it better than mine.
Anywho... my question is are these ok if they cause some swelling after carrying them out? They feel ok when i'm doing it but after the 50 reps it swells for any hour? Any input would be much appreciated as resting it is seemingly doing sweet f all.

If the swelling you refer to is an "injury reaction" and not a muscle pump then I would have to say no, it's not ok. If there is not an injury per-se, what if you only did 25 reps and iced it? Did you discuss with your Dr having an MRI? IMO, if you are getting swelling that is not muscle pump related, there is a problem that either needs to be fixed medically or worked around so as not to aggravate the condition further. How long have you been training?

Jelet
03-18-2013, 10:51 PM
how long do shoulder injuries take to repair without surgery? someone tell me how logn there shoulder took to heal.

Sammich
03-18-2013, 11:19 PM
how long do shoulder injuries take to repair without surgery? someone tell me how logn there shoulder took to heal.

9 months for me, and it's still not quite 100%. But the broomstick thing has definitely helped.

Burner7v7
03-21-2013, 09:02 AM
New to the Forum. This has helped me tremdously! My left shoulder has been a problem for about three months and this stretch has made a huge difference. Thanks and I look forward to spending alot of time here on the forum.

Perseverance
03-25-2013, 05:17 AM
I've had a pretty bad shoulder injury for the last 4 months that's mostly kept me out of the gym....been doing this for 3 days and already notice a difference. Thanks a ton DC, you're a lifesaver.

Perseverance
03-25-2013, 05:19 AM
Oh yeah, I've been calling this stretch "Broom-ups" as kind of a joke...it's seemed to stick pretty well within my small circle of friends....just thought I'd share that.

JoshuaPP
03-25-2013, 05:09 PM
If the swelling you refer to is an "injury reaction" and not a muscle pump then I would have to say no, it's not ok. If there is not an injury per-se, what if you only did 25 reps and iced it? Did you discuss with your Dr having an MRI? IMO, if you are getting swelling that is not muscle pump related, there is a problem that either needs to be fixed medically or worked around so as not to aggravate the condition further. How long have you been training?

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

No, its definitely an injury reaction. I have been lifting for a year roughly (learning a lot in the process). I believe an MRI is out of the question unless this persists for more than 8ish months as the everyday pain is fairly minimal (dull ache) at the front and sometimes throughout the shoulder. I have no ROM issues and have stopped going to the gym for the last 2 months (basically when it started).

ShankS
03-26-2013, 04:02 AM
Oh yeah, I've been calling this stretch "Broom-ups" as kind of a joke...it's seemed to stick pretty well within my small circle of friends....just thought I'd share that.

Hmm your small circle such as let me think.....me?

sazuro
04-01-2013, 12:49 PM
Anyone here saw results (dramatic or minor) in a period of 2-4 weeks? Looking more into pain relieve as compared to increased mobility.

My left shoulder seems to be impinged (nerve probably?). MRI and scans etc are all clear. Hoping this helps with it. Currently on Day 4.

Perseverance
04-02-2013, 05:47 AM
Hmm your small circle such as let me think.....me?

You can make a circle with two people!

andrew_cohoe
04-02-2013, 10:22 PM
thanks! could always use some more shoulder flexibility!

ulster_timbo
04-04-2013, 09:21 AM
great post

ulster_timbo
04-04-2013, 09:21 AM
should this cause pain the next day??

uwotm8
04-28-2013, 11:55 PM
Excellent stretch, pain went away immediately after starting this. Thanks bro.

Jgbooboo
05-05-2013, 01:35 AM
This is a great stretch.. Cured my shoulder injury

Jgbooboo
05-05-2013, 01:37 AM
You will get a soreness for a couple days

Hayes
06-04-2013, 01:42 PM
Brutal. I was looking for shoulder stretches for my girlfriend and didn't even realize how tight my shoulders were but they feel great now. Definitely sharing this.

Accident
08-10-2013, 08:14 PM
Saw this on another website, great post!

Nickandwilliam
08-11-2013, 05:31 PM
Great tips thanks

Bigswervin
09-12-2013, 12:54 PM
I just started doing this for my shoulders and it works wonders. Great tip!

Gi4nts
11-07-2013, 10:41 PM
I would like to introduce myself by saying hello to everyone. I also wanted to echo the others who found this piece of advice for shoulder issues helpful.

Nowhereman
11-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Never post because most questions I have are already answered in depth by the sticky's. Only bad thing, I can't see the pic so this a post to fix that problem. And to say thanks for this, I started it yesterday and I don't think my shoulder is too messed up so I have a lot of faith going in.

Thanks.

poisonssting
12-02-2013, 08:18 PM
Thanks for the great exercise!

Kbayne
12-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Trying this tonight.

Kbayne
12-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Hope it works.

Fritz187
12-26-2013, 01:01 PM
Great Tip, now I know why my shoulder is hurting, thanks!

Paul4885
01-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Been dealing with shoulder pain for a month now, will try this out.

Ceezo
01-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Grateful for this post

fluffyman
02-14-2014, 08:46 AM
Enjoyed this read as always

JustBob54
02-21-2014, 09:40 PM
I have to post twice before I can see the pics.

JustBob54
02-21-2014, 09:40 PM
OK, second post, thanks,

chotadesi
04-25-2014, 07:58 PM
thanks dante! this works!!

HushedAssassin
05-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Cheers for this. I'm interested in seeing if this will help my tight left shoulder.

Nausea
05-21-2014, 12:37 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!! Total game changer.

edwardhsi
05-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Is there such thing as doing this stretch too much? I got a shoulder injury about a month ago from heavy dumbbell presses. My clavicle/trap area now constantly clicks and there's some pain in my upper left trap. I've been doing this stretch for the past week (50 reps, once in the morning, once at night, everyday) I feel like it hasn't done anything for me yet but am I doing it too often? or will doing more be any more beneficial? thanks!

MG13
06-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Did this for 4 weeks and my shoulder problems gone away. Thanks for help.

Wkalgire
07-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Just wanted to introduce myself here and say hello. Also want to see pics on the posts. Look forward to getting more in depth to this forum.

jimpaul
07-27-2014, 07:27 PM
Welcome to the Doggpound!! Plenty of great reading...enjoy.

Jimpaul/Newtoketo

pumpndump
07-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Hi everyone, I just found this thread whilest searching information for my problem.

I've been having long-head bicep tendinitis/tendinosis for 7 months now. I've nearly tried everything, resting / ibuprofen / fysiotherapist / glucosamine chondroitin msm supps / eccentric work / castor oil... Nothing seems to work.

Would this stretch heal my tendon? Besides getting more flexible ofcourse.

Thank you for reading this / for your time.

Mantaro Kinniku
08-15-2014, 01:00 PM
Hello

I have a few questions about this exercise:

1. Should this be done as a warm up, or after warming up? I did it a few days ago on a wooden dowel without warming up and since then until now I have had shoulder pain, and it does not feel much like DOMS? Would the ROM be greater & less painful doing the dislocations after doing bench press with an empty bar or otherwise?

2. How many fingers should be on the bar and how tight should the grip be on the bar, I have seen Medhi from Stronglifts perform this in a video with all of his fingers on the bar, but when I did it with all fingers on the bar and a tightish grip as the bar traveled down my upper back my hand & wrist felt like it could no longer hold on to it and some of my fingers came off the bar.

3. Should the humerus be externally rotated for the entirety of the movement, ie even at the very beginning when the dowel is "on the quads" so to speak?

4. When the bar is overhead, should one try to pull apart the dowel in two? Wouldn't trying to pull apart the dowel help increase external roation and thus increase the stretch, or would the effort of trying to bend the dowel take away focus from the stretching movement?

Thanks for reading

raisins
08-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Excellent tip, thanks.
Managed 50 and managed to move hands in by a cm or two.
Traps have swollen up like balloons but shoulders themselves are fine.

scal51
08-20-2014, 05:46 AM
great article

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