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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:46 pm 
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I know that bands with no resistance no heavier than 10lbs should be used for shoulder rehab, but would lighter bands provide a better stimulus for recovery?

Just curious is there's an optimal resistance range for this, or if it's just preference and depending on the person and how strong/weak their rotator cuffs are.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:13 pm 
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You need to be gentle at first, but as it heals you need to increase the resistance, so it depends on how bad it is. When I injured my shoulder, I used a Theraband at first, then doubled it up and shortened it. After a while I was using cable machines.

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