Don’t Stretch Muscles?
What Are You Talking About, FitOldDog?
As I rehabilitate my left shoulder, following thoracic surgery, avoiding a frozen shoulder is critical. This requires a careful program of strengthening and lengthening.
I work to increase range of motion, each day, and strengthen the muscle groups involved.
For several days after surgery, there was no way I could lift my left arm above my head, let alone think of doing military press.
However, I pressed on, gradually raising that arm higher and higher, and now adding a little weight, for military press. This exercise is but one component of a full weight routine.
I use light weights and volume, for Ironman training.
As you can see in the photo, this work is paying dividends.
If I do it right, I’ll be swimming freestyle in a couple of weeks.
Remember: Don’t stretch muscles, strengthen AND lengthen them.
Wishing you happy trails,