Workout for people with rotator cuff tear

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May 1, 2014 10:25am
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Hi everyone. I just tore my rotator cuff last march i went through couple of therapy sessions. Doc said not to workout for 2-3 mos. But just to keep my heart pumping and not feeling lazy, can you guys suggest workouts or simple exercises that wouldnt compromise my injury? Thanks!

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Just try to work your lower body, legs and core
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May 1, 2014 11:21am
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Thanks great idea...

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May 1, 2014 12:33pm
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Walks and sauna visits. Sauna helps the body to produce growth hormone which will aid in healing process. And walks for an easy to do workout.

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May 1, 2014 12:36pm
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Wow i didnt know sauna has that kind of health benefit

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May 3, 2014 12:57am
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Like Jonathan said work on cardio, core and legs.   When you say last March,  do you mean 2013.  If so you are more than a year out and should be okay for any strengthening exercises, just don't go too heavy with any over head(lat pull downs, shld press) or pushing exercise(chest press or flies).   If you mean this March 2014, I'd go back and talk to your PT or MD about what post op protocol they follow as it can depend on the tear, repair and what else may have been done during surgery(biceps involvement , bone spur, decompression , etc)

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May 3, 2014 5:07am
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Thanks alot. I actually meant march 2014. Surgery would be considered after i finished 3 more therapy sessions. So far it feels alot better to the point that you think you can do weightlifting already (but i dont). What worries me is that i think im losing weight. Muscles are getting smaller i think. If i do cardio or running, i might lose some more weight.

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