English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Ultimate fist pumping workout.

My friend threw out her shoulder by fist pumping at a club once.

The comment was made from a gif. In this gif, it shows a man doing a workout holding a barbell without the plates while pumping his fists.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

It means they dislocated their shoulder joint.

share|improve this answer
I've no doubt that's what's meant, but my preferred (British English) version would be "My friend put her shoulder out by..." – FumbleFingers Sep 5 '12 at 2:01

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.