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    Shoulders hurt when doing bench pressing and flyes

    Yesterday was my chest day, I noticed that my shoulders hurt when I was bench pressing and doing flyes, it was more noticeable with flyes. Does anyone know what can it be ??? I did a pretty heavy shoulder workout on thursday last week, could it be related ??? I didn't feel any pain today when I was working on my back. Everything else seems to be fine, I don't feel any pain when I move my arms in the full range of motion.

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    Your rotator-cuffs are inflamed. Take a week off. When you get back, increase your rep range for any upper-body movement to 12-15. Take 400mgs of ibuprofin and ice both shoulders for 20 minutes immediately after working out. Get ACE wraps, they help. Heat for 20 minute intervals, for as much of the day as you can. When you workout, integrate rotator-cuff exercises like the L-fly into your workout. They should be done to warm up, and then after your workout, as an exercise.

    Do it as long as the pain continues. If it goes away, it may come back very soon. I do rotator-cuff exercises, icing, and ibuprofin everytime I work out.

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    That was quick, thanks
    I did the L-flys on thursday. Here is a thought, when I did them I went a little bit heavy, I guess that screwed me up. Anyway, Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleMint
    That was quick, thanks
    I did the L-flys on thursday. Here is a thought, when I did them I went a little bit heavy, I guess that screwed me up. Anyway, Thanks for the help.

    I warm up using a ten for ten, then a 15 for 15.

    My may weight as an exercise for the L-fly is 30x10 or so. But I only overhead press 195 for 8 or so, if that gives you any idea how strong I am. You may be able to go much harder.

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    I noticed this when my grip was extra wide. An extra wide grip places more stress on the shoulders.

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    did you hear a squishing soud when you do pec deck if so that's what i heard before my shoulder really started hurting. Mine is either a torn labrum or rotator cuff but find out fore sure friday. If it keeps hurting hurry up and see your doc the shoulder specialist said I should of been their six months ago but these bonehead small doc's wouldn't listen to me kept saying ice and rest and didn't help but wish you the best of luck bro.

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    try a closer grip until you feel better. ice the shoulders for 3 -5days for 20 minutes 4-6 times a day. and try to cut back on crazy shoulder exercises. you should probably do bench pressbefore you do you shouler workouts.switch your chest and shoulder days. bench press is a core movement, all shoulder movements are auxillary movements IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by inheritmylife
    I warm up using a ten for ten, then a 15 for 15.

    My may weight as an exercise for the L-fly is 30x10 or so. But I only overhead press 195 for 8 or so, if that gives you any idea how strong I am. You may be able to go much harder.
    When I do my L-flys I aim for 3 sets of 15, incrementing weight by 5lb. I do them outwards and inwards supersted, the outward one I use very light weights, on the inward one I go up to 45lb I think, last time I got cocky and I went up to 60 and I think that's what strained my rotators.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hackamaniac
    did you hear a squishing soud when you do pec deck if so that's what i heard before my shoulder really started hurting. Mine is either a torn labrum or rotator cuff but find out fore sure friday. If it keeps hurting hurry up and see your doc the shoulder specialist said I should of been their six months ago but these bonehead small doc's wouldn't listen to me kept saying ice and rest and didn't help but wish you the best of luck bro.
    No, I didn't hear any squishing sound. If I did that would freak the crap out of me. Hopefully everything goes well for you, best of luck and quick recovery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.Sust
    try a closer grip until you feel better. ice the shoulders for 3 -5days for 20 minutes 4-6 times a day. and try to cut back on crazy shoulder exercises. you should probably do bench pressbefore you do you shouler workouts.switch your chest and shoulder days. bench press is a core movement, all shoulder movements are auxillary movements IMO
    I will get some ice tonight. I ususally have two full days in between my chest and shoulder days, with shoulders following chest so I guess I am ok there. Hopefully it will be a temporary and curable thing for me.

    I would like to thank everyone that responded to this. Thanks a lot for all of your help, it means a lot to me.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by inheritmylife
    Your rotator-cuffs are inflamed. Take a week off. When you get back, increase your rep range for any upper-body movement to 12-15. Take 400mgs of ibuprofin and ice both shoulders for 20 minutes immediately after working out. Get ACE wraps, they help. Heat for 20 minute intervals, for as much of the day as you can. When you workout, integrate rotator-cuff exercises like the L-fly into your workout. They should be done to warm up, and then after your workout, as an exercise.

    Do it as long as the pain continues. If it goes away, it may come back very soon. I do rotator-cuff exercises, icing, and ibuprofin everytime I work out.
    Quick question - is Ibuprofin another name for Advil ??

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    double mint thanks for your concern I am contemplating surgery if I got have it like a mofo I just don't know what to think or do but good luck and don't do the heavy anymore for awhile and hopefully no tear and full recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleMint
    Quick question - is Ibuprofin another name for Advil ??
    ibuprofen, aka motrin aka advil. its all the same. i recomend 800mg if you are feeling a signifigant injury,four over the counter tabs. take 2 tabs only for headaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackamaniac
    double mint thanks for your concern I am contemplating surgery if I got have it like a mofo I just don't know what to think or do but good luck and don't do the heavy anymore for awhile and hopefully no tear and full recovery.
    I think I will be fine, I don't feel any pain or discomfort at all, I am taking some time off and I hope that everything will be ok. In your case surgery or not, it should be for the better, it really sucks to be injured and this is the road you are going have to take to cure youself, anyway good luck again

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.Sust
    ibuprofen, aka motrin aka advil. its all the same. i recomend 800mg if you are feeling a signifigant injury,four over the counter tabs. take 2 tabs only for headaches.
    Basically it's a pain killer or does it have some healing characteristics ???
    Thanks for your reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleMint
    I think I will be fine, I don't feel any pain or discomfort at all, I am taking some time off and I hope that everything will be ok. In your case surgery or not, it should be for the better, it really sucks to be injured and this is the road you are going have to take to cure youself, anyway good luck again



    Basically it's a pain killer or does it have some healing characteristics ???
    Thanks for your reply
    pain kller and ANTI inflamatory, thats why i like it, it is not juat a pain pill

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    Cool, thanks for the info Doc !!!

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    just don't take over 1000mg...tis a waste of the IBUPROFEN...and your money...1000mg is what I take before every game for my tendonitis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.Sust
    try a closer grip until

    ? Why is this the opposite for me? I have more pain with a closer grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whollyhuge
    just don't take over 1000mg...tis a waste of the IBUPROFEN...and your money...1000mg is what I take before every game for my tendonitis
    who said anything about taking over 1000mg of IBUEPROEN??IF YOU ARE IN PAIN that what the pills are for. waste of money???who made you an authority on medication and its pricing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skullsmasher
    ? Why is this the opposite for me? I have more pain with a closer grip.
    that doesn't make sense, maybe its isn't you AC joint that is the problem. it could be anterior delt,or even shoulder impingement syndrome. cant really tell you what up with out an exam. if CG hurts, pick anothermovement for tris until it heals

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    mine is the same on the left shoulder.....bad warmups in the early days are what I fault!!!!!!!!!!!!

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