Posts Tagged ‘injuries’

How to Train with an Arm Injury

Monday, March 8th, 2010
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How to Train with a Busted Arm or Leg

When you hurt one of your arms, you shouldn’t necessarily stop exercising the healthy arm.

A study at the University of Oklahoma suggests that when you train a single arm (or leg), the muscle nerve fibers in the opposite appendage are stimulated. This means you will still get the benefits of Central Nervous System (CNS) adaptations in an injured limb as long as you train the opposite healthy limb, over a short period of time.


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How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injury

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

All About the Rotator Cuff

We all need to take a second to examine the most frequently injured area of the shoulders: the rotator cuff. The muscles that make up the rotator cuff are small and can be strained easily.

The four small muscles that make up the rotator cuff:

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  1. infraspinatus
  2. supraspinatus
  3. teres minor
  4. subscapularis

Each of these smaller muscles can easily be strained, pulled, or even sometimes overtrained. So important are each of the muscles of the rotator cuff, that once one muscle is damaged the whole cuff is thrown into disarray, often requiring rehab.


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