If you could be transported back in time … back to when you were a novice workout junkie … would you do the same things?
The same kinds of workouts? …the same exercises? …the same intensity?
Probably not … because age brings wisdom and understanding. The realization that bench pressing 300 lbs. is great, but not if you only squat 135 and can’t do 10 chins.
But … we don’t get to go back … SO … some of those “bad” decisions haunt us today. Sore, painful, stiff shoulders are common when guys hit their 50s and 60s.
Time to pay for those youthful workout sins …. right? Not always … at least not for this Rotater client:
Protect your shoulders
I experienced my first serious shoulder injury at age 11–a separation in a Judo match. From that point and into my 30s, I must have had at least 8 more dislocations,sprains and tears in the area, mostly to my left arm.
The primary reason I began to weight train was to better protect my shoulders, and although it worked to a point, my inattention to muscle imbalances and mobility work left me with inflexibility and pain.
Of course, all of that was 30 to 40 years ago, when we knew a lot less about such things. My diet of Judo, wrestling,football and competitive powerlifting and Olympic lifting certainly has left me, now almost 60, with a myriad of shoulder issues. As such, I have always been on the lookout for any device or technique that might help me.
Well, I found a great one with the Rotater. This simple device has allowed me to both stretch and strengthen my shoulders and to continue weight training, swimming and just having less pain and stiffness on a daily basis. I highly recommend it to anyone with similar issues, it really has worked wonders for me.