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Shoulder Abuse and Recovery

Even though I am really too old and frail to be taking up Olympic weightlifting as a serious sport at my age, I have a hard time not doing things I really enjoy.  As a coach of some rather talented young lifters, I also decided that it would probably be a good idea to have first hand knowledge of competing on the platform and so entered a competition in February.

Well, if I had taken a good hard look at my training log, I would have realized that my shoulder issues from the year before had not really resolved.  And maybe I would not have ignored the pain and horrible sounds when I put the bar overhead.  I might have also realized that there was a problem when three weeks out from the comp, both lifts had decreased by about 30 pounds.  Oh, and there was something about falling off a horse and having an injured hip as well.  You can probably tell by now that I don't really exercise caution, restraint, or common sense when it comes to training myself.


Long story short, I lifted at th…