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2009/08/02 23:18:52 (permalink)
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Shoulder Impingement

Are chin ups good for Shoulder Impingement, I always believed any exercise with hands above shoulder level would aggravate the supraspinatus tendon, with it crushing against the acromion.
 
I've seen 2 different Harley street physio's and they disagree.
One says don't do it as you'll be pressing the tendon hard against the acromion hook. The other says it will help pull the scaps down and aid control.
 
Anybody have experience in this?
 
Would love to add this to my back workout as it's a great mass builder, but not at the expense of having to stop all training, and do pyshio again for another 4 months! Or even surgery! 
post edited by S¬A¬L - 2009/08/02 23:20:57
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    Re:Shoulder Impingement 2009/08/03 00:52:52 (permalink)
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    Actual shoulder impingement is pretty nasty from what Ive read. Id avoid chins personally, there are other ways you can get scap depression.
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    Re:Shoulder Impingement 2009/08/03 19:28:06 (permalink)
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    Avoid the chins until you've improved scapular depression and overal control.
    The overhand grip is more likely to aggrevate as well.

    Wall Slides, Prone Y's will help activate lower traps. Improve other scapular control and strength before chins (serratus anterior, middle traps/rhomboids). Lots of strict cable rows will generally help (6x10)

    I do a lot of work for my shoulders (like the above), and probably do a total of 140 reps of cable rows in 7-8 days, plus deadlifts etc...
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    Re:Shoulder Impingement 2009/08/03 19:55:51 (permalink)
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    Cheers Lewis, lots to chew on there, thanks mate.
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