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Fitness and Weight Loss These single-arm exercises will help you bounce back from an upper-body injury

TRX rows and dumbbell presses will help you stay in shape.

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Unfortunately, injuries do happen. But that doesn't mean they have to keep you out of the gym.

By utilizing equipment like dumbbells, kettlebells, and TRX bands, you will be able to train the uninjured side of your body while letting your other side heal.

Research shows that when you continue to train the unaffected side, you'll have a much faster return to normal strength once the injury is healed and you are cleared by your doctor.

Watch the video above to see the single-arm TRX row and the incline dumbbell press, two great exercises to keep you in top shape as you heal.

They both compliment each other by balancing pushing and pulling movements while also incorporating the unilateral—or single-arm—training.

Keep in mind that when training with an injury, it is very important to remember that pain is not weakness leaving the body.

Rather, it is your body telling you that something is not moving properly.

So if you experience any pain at all while moving or training, please seek a professional medical opinion from your doctor or physical therapist.

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