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Old 12-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mikeler View Post
I'd avoid bench and military presses. Those actually made my shoulder worse.
I also agree with this. Avoid any pressing/pushing exercises that put your elbow above your shoulder. Most tennis players have plenty of pushing strength but don't focus as much on pulling strength. If you are going to do chest exercises make sure you're staying flexible in the pectorals as they have a tendency to shorten which can also lead to further shoulder problems. That said if the pain is in the back of the shoulder some pulling strength could be what the doctor ordered.
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