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Starting the Exercises for Rotator Cuff Training Program

So today I’ve started the first week of the exercises for rotator cuff training kit. As I said, I’m going to do an exercises for rotator cuff 6 week’s program, and this time I’m not going to be lazy!

I’m going to complete the program all the way!

The main purpose of writing this blog is to motivate myself not to quit the exercises somewhere after the first week, as I did before, and I’ll be more than happy to motivate other rotator cuff sufferers as well. Once a week I will update here my progress in the program and in between I will also write about rotator cuff issues.

I want to clarify one thing before I begin; the exercises for rotator cuff strengthening are usually being neglected at the gym. Most people do only the weight lifting exercises for body building, and that’s a total different thing.

Ladies, you don’t have to worry about accidentally blowing your muscles, the rotator cuff exercises work on strengthening your muscles from within. To cut it short, no excuses for you (lol).

The first workout was a little bit painful, after such a long time I didn’t exercise, but I hope I’m going to feel the change soon (and finally be able to sleep at night peacefully…).

Molly

Exercises for Rotator Cuff Training Program – End of Week 1

Okay, so the first week of the exercises for rotator cuff 6 weeks recovery kit is behind me. First of all, people at the gym were looking at me all the time, because I actually printed the exercises and took them with me. It was embarrassing at first, but then they got used to it and some where even interested in what I was doing.

Anyway, the exercises were a little bit frustrating the first couple days because I didn’t exercise for such a long period of time, and I felt some discomfort and pain during the exercises, but I know it will get better.

What I realized so far is that the stretching exercises should be taken seriously, and it’s very important to do them every day because it really helps to ease the pain after the workout.

Till next time,

Molly

The Exercises for Rotator Cuff Blog

I want to share with you how I got the idea to start a blog, and why the hell a 26 year old would want to talk about a health problem such as a rotator cuff injury. About 8 months ago my friend convinced me to register to the gym with her. I’ve always liked sport, but I preferred going to aerobic classes instead.

Anyway, at the beginning I thought it was really boring, but after a while I noticed it’s not so bad after all and I even enjoy it, so I started going to the gym every day after work hours for about 2 hours of workout. My workouts always included aerobic and also weight lifting to strengthen my arms and back.

I guess I was too enthusiastic about it, because after a few weeks my right shoulder started to ache. At first I didn’t really pay any attention to it, but it got to a point I couldn’t do any weight lifting at all. I went to the doctor and he said I probably have an infection and gave me some antibiotics. After my shoulder got better, I returned to the gym and started doing weight lifting again. I still felt the pain hadn’t disappeared completely, but I ignored it.

About two weeks later I couldn’t sleep on my right side anymore, and I woke up with a painful shoulder every time. This time when I went to the doctor he sent me to do an ultrasound for the shoulder, and I found out I have a minor tear in the rotator cuff. I went to physiotherapy for about two months to do ultrasound twice a week, but I was also told I must do exercises for rotator cuff strengthening if I want the pain to stop completely.

I did the two exercises the physiotherapist had shown me, but doing the same exercises for rotator cuff every day was boring, so I stopped.

The main reason I am starting this blog is, my shoulder is killing me, but I’m too lazy!

I know I must do the exercises for rotator cuff to strength my shoulder, or else the pain won’t go away, it will even get much worse. From what I read over the internet in forums, rotator cuff injuries are very common, and a lot of people are just too lazy to do the exercises they need to do for rotator cuff strengthening.

I found over the internet a program with exercises for rotator cuff injuries. It’s called the Rotator Cuff Recovery Kit. The program promises to eliminate any rotator cuff and shoulder pain, and is written by a physiotherapist, so it sounds promising. I bought the guide, I’m going to go through it before I begin using it, and then I am going to write about my personal progress in the next 6 weeks with the program, and hopefully heal my rotator cuff once and for all.

Why am I doing this?

Commitment, commitment, commitment!

I’m sure that writing about the process will motivate me to complete the program.

Drive people to stop being lazy!

I didn’t think rotator cuff injuries are so common when I started looking for information over the internet, but it turns out many people suffer from different kinds of rotator cuff injuries and still find it hard to stick to the exercises they need to do in order to eliminate the pain. I hope my blog will also motivate other people to start doing exercises for rotator cuff strengthening.

Molly

Exercises for Rotator Cuff Training Program – End of Week 2

Today I completed 2 full weeks of the program. I have to say that I’m really starting to feel some improvements, the pain is getting weaker and I feel I can move my shoulder better than before. It’s still difficult for me to sleep on my right side at night, and sometimes I role over on this side in my sleep, and when I wake up it hurts a little bit.

Overall I’m very satisfied with the program so far, there is a wide range of exercises for rotator cuff strengthening and also many shoulder stretching exercises, so it’s not boring following the program.

Tip: To perform some of the exercises you will need tubing. You can either get one at the gym (if one is available), or you can buy a special rubber band physiotherapists usually recommend.

Rotator Cuff Exercises

Exercises for Rotator Cuff Training Program – End of Week 3

I’m half way through the exercises for rotator cuff 6 weeks recovery kit and I’m already feeling so much better. It gets easier from time to time performing the exercises for rotator cuff strengthening in the program. It’s also easier for me to do simple activities I couldn’t before without having severe pain in my shoulder.

I can lift my shopping bags (although I still try not to lift heavy bags so I won’t damage my shoulder more than I already have), brush my hair with less pain and I can even move the computer mouse (until about a week or so I used my left hand to move the mouse, and that’s really not comfortable…).

I hope next week will be even better…

Molly

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