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    his shoulder kept popping out and he had surgery on it back in jan.. the doc told him to stay away from bench.. but does this mean he can do DB bench or can he do incline decline bench as well?

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    Originally posted by skarhead
    his shoulder kept popping out and he had surgery on it back in jan.. the doc told him to stay away from bench.. but does this mean he can do DB bench or can he do incline decline bench as well?
    Well I think after his rehab is done, he should try it all and see how it feels, of course go light, the shoulder will tell you what should be done...
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      It will depend a lot on what surgery he had... when I had my shoulder surgery done a few years back it was because I shredded the labrum in the back of the shoulder - so basically there wasn't anything besides muscles to hold the humerus in place - when the doctor had me knocked out for surgery he said it practically fell out of joint. Anyway - when he repaired that I was told to avoid bench press and overhead press for 6 months because (as the doctor put it) "Those stitches I put in there are not strong enough to hold things together while you bench press"... once the area completely healed I was cleared to go back to whatever the heck I wanted.

      I would suggest your friend ask his surgeon for the reasoning behind the "no bench" rule - see if it applies to the other types of benching.

      My gut feeling though is that light dumbells to start with would be a safer starting point because your not locking yourself into a set motion as you are with a straight bar - but I would contact the surgeon first and get his reasoning... it may be for a good reason like my restriction was.

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        Another thought - depending on the reason he was dislocating - he could be concerned about the motion of the head of the humerus once you get your elbows down past the body - puts the arm in a position similar to the position we use to test for anterior dislocation. If he tightened the anterior capsule he may be concerned that that position will cause it to become stretched back out again. With mine they tightened the posterior capsule - so I was also on restriction for pulldowns or heavy pulling movements for 3-4 months for that same reason.
        Just a thought.

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        • #5
          thanks bros ... some rep pts for both of ya

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