Weightlifting Injuries

There are many ways that weightlifting injuries can lead to shoulder damage. Failing to properly warm up the shoulders, lifting too much weight too soon, and improper technique are all common mistakes that weight lifters make. But even if someone IS warming up and training smart, weight lifting can STILL lead to rotator cuff damage. This is simply because the repetitive strain on the muscles stresses the tissues to the point of tearing. Remember, that is the goal of weight lifting - to break the tissue down so that it grows back larger or with more tone.

These types of injuries usually evolve slowly. Over time, if weightlifting continues, the injury can cumulate and the pain can get fairly intense, cutting into performance and training.

Taking the bar too high on the upright row leads to excessive pinching of the rotator cuff tendons, leading to injury.