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    Unhappy Shoulder Front raises

    When ever I do shoulder front raises I feel a little pain in my rotator cuff is this normal? It usually only happens when I use dumbells when I use a cabel it dosent happen, does this happen to anyone else?

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    well Maxmus, this hasn't happened to me but I know of people complaining about this here and there. The reason why you are getting the pain becuase your shoulder is weak or you are lifting excvessive weight. I suggest you warm up your shoulders before doing the front raises. try a 10 pound dumbell and do 2 set of 20 reps(this will have a good blood flow through your rotator cuff), and then do your normal weight I suggest you do not go over 20 pound dumbell for about two weeks.
    Cable raises can be easier because the cable assists us to push the weight. Example - Biceps curls on a barbell I can lift EZ bar with not more than 50 pounds on each side, but on cable row, I can push 175 pounds easily.
    other option for you is to strengthen your shuolder on cable machine and when u feel u can hit it, then go to free weights.

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    Try grabbing a plate with 2 hands and lift that in front of you.

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    Originally posted by Vegas Kid
    Try grabbing a plate with 2 hands and lift that in front of you.
    I do the same thing...it works incredibly well.....

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    I do something similar to Vegas, but instead I take a DB in each hand and grip it with palms facing out, I then raise my arms above my head. This I feel really targets ny front delts. And it seems to be working great.

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    I also suggest you try using a plate for front raises. It puts less stress on your rotator cuff. Well at least I think it doesn't by personal experience.

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    I agree with holding the plate, seems to work better.

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    i lean on a preacher curl bence(opposite direction, body across the pad) to do front raises...makes it so i cant cheat...most people will use way to much weight and throw some body language in to get it up....a little cheating is ok, but alot is not....

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    I've seen folks using the plate method, but never knew exactly why. thanks for the new info ... I think I'll give it a try!

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    thanks for the tips guys will try the plate raises tomorrow

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