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Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« on: March 28, 2017, 12:32:47 PM »
For those of you that have the sling shot (or variations), does it help hold the shoulder in tight? I'm assuming it does since it holds the arms in a "fixed position" but looking at it is not the same as someone that's actually used one.
Wonder if it might be useful to use for rehab the shoulder by keeping it in tight but still allowing me to bench "normal".

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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 12:38:38 PM »
When my shoulder was uber-fucked (as opposed to just slightly fucked now) benching with the SS allowed me to lift essentially pain free.
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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 02:19:55 PM »
yes, SS offers a lot of help at the bottom end of the push, that's where the shoulders are the most activated. 
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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 11:50:57 AM »
Went ahead and ordered one. Should be here Friday but I won't test it out until Monday.

While searching amazon to get the slingshot this was also on the page and I was very tempted to order it too......

https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Hunting-Catapult-Slingshots-Replacement/dp/B01N6M0K69/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1490802370&sr=8-7-spons&keywords=sling+shot+for+bench+press&psc=1



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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 11:54:37 AM »
Went ahead and ordered one. Should be here Friday but I won't test it out until Monday.

While searching amazon to get the slingshot this was also on the page and I was very tempted to order it too......

https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Hunting-Catapult-Slingshots-Replacement/dp/B01N6M0K69/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1490802370&sr=8-7-spons&keywords=sling+shot+for+bench+press&psc=1
That looks like it could do some damage!
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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 12:30:21 PM »
I think the last time I used my ss was when I was dealing with some shoulder issues. 

Funny ss side story.  I don't think I have particularly big arms, but a buddy of mine was over the house working out a couple years ago.  He's about my size, or so I thought.  I knew I outweighed him by a bit, but didn't think I looked a ton bigger than him.  He wanted to try the ss, so when I handed it to him I warned him that it's really tight and a bitch to get on.  I told him to use the hole to get a grip so you can get it in position.  I tried not to laugh out loud when I looked over and the thing was like socks on a rooster.  Just didn't think his arms where that much smaller than mine. 
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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 01:00:26 PM »
Mine is an absolute bitch to get on and off.

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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 02:01:06 PM »
Well, I went with the XL based on the weight chart. The fact neither my forearms nor upper arms are all that big I wonder if I'll be able to slide them up all the way to my armpits  :P
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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2017, 03:14:50 PM »
Well, I went with the XL based on the weight chart. The fact neither my forearms nor upper arms are all that big I wonder if I'll be able to slide them up all the way to my armpits  :P

Mine is an XXL and its a pain in the ass to get on, used to use it fairly regularly but haven't touched it in at least 6-7 months.

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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2017, 06:46:25 PM »
Get a Bench Daddy instead of a SS. Quality and design is way better.
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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 05:49:11 PM »
Get a Bench Daddy instead of a SS. Quality and design is way better.

Shoot, didn't see this until after I ordered.
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Re: Sling shot for shoulder rehab?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 05:51:30 PM »
Have to say "Thanks!" to you all cause I was able to bench pain free with the slingshot at 235.
Had 205 on there and got mild discomfort in my shoulder but nothing with 235. Even got to 5 reps and, nope, no pain.
Co-worker tried it with 295 and got 4 solid reps. That was right after getting 275 for 2 1/3 reps without it.
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