This man (pictured here at this link toward the bottom) used to spend 12 hours a week in the gym. By age 24 he'd already had two rotator cuff operations. Because of his rotator cuff injuries he couldn't lift a 100 pound barbell over his head without aggravating his shoulders. He began training with us on our MedX rehabilitative exercise equipment. With the MedX overhead press he did not aggravate his rotator cuff and his strength improved; he eventually was able to lift 316 pounds smoothly and safely using the MedX overhead press. He reported that he was stronger than he'd ever been.
At New Orleans Personal Trainers and Austin Personal Trainers we use smooth controlled movement that minimize the ballistic forces that can cause injuries. We also will use medical rehab equipment that can be used by those in a delicate condition and also by those in great shape. The weights can be varied as little as two pound increments, and the weight stacks go up to 1000 pounds. The range of motion can be adjusted to as little as just a few degrees depending on the limitations of the client. Regardless of your physical state we can help you safely find out just how much exercise you need to produce positive change.
More article about the shoulder here