i was doing incline DB presses tonight and on my last two reps of my third set, my left shoulder popped- it has done this before, too. so when i got to doing my cable side laterals, it just killed my left shoulder. this, like i said, has happened in the past. the first time was when i was doing upright rows several months ago, and it did the popping thing and hurt for like a week afterwards. what can i do to prevent this from happening? i was able to switch to DB lateral raises as a substitute and it didnt hurt much.......
One thing that I do not mess around with anymore is my shoulders. After injuring my rotator cuffs I now pay special attention to warming them up, strengthening the rc's, and if I ever feel pain I stop doing that exercise immediately.
The two things that scare me the most in the gym are injuries to my shoulders and to my knees. I have been pretty lucky so far (knock on formica) but I agree with Prince. Any discomfort (beyond soreness, of course) and I drop the weights immediately.
Because I'm not on an Atkins Diet nor would I ever do one. I'm a BB not a dieter! - Jodi