I do plan to consult a trainer at my gym, but I thought I’d run this across the TM anyway.
A few weeks ago, I injured my shoulder somehow. I’ve been waiting for it to get better before I lift since most of the lifting I do utlizes that part of my shoulder. It’s not 100% now, but it is a lot better and I’d like to start doing whatever I can, lest I become a girly-man. My questions:
Doing free-weight bench presses will definitely aggravate my shoulder. I was thinking of utilizing the Hammer Strength™ machines. Will the controlled motion of these machines help prevent me from reinjuring my shoulder? How effective are the Hammer Strength™ machines compared to using free weights (talking specifically about pecs here)? They seem to appeal to the muscle-heads more than the Nautilus/Cybex machines do.
Any other suggestions are welcome.