Thread: shoulder pain
01-24-2006, 01:31 PM #1
If you are having bad shoulder pain in the joint the day after benching, is my grip too narrow or something, or lifting too heavy?
I put my pinky finger on the rings on the bar
01-24-2006, 01:36 PM #2
when benching, shoulder pain = rotator cuff. not good bro. dont go so heavy for a bit. dont drop bar so low either.
also good to do rotator cuff exercises twice a week.
good luck with that man.
01-24-2006, 01:38 PM #3Originally Posted by gooroo
01-24-2006, 03:10 PM #4
Well I generaly start with flat bench, 135x15, 135x15, then 185x10, 205x8x3
Then some shoulder presses, barbell shrugs, and lying tricep extensions.
01-24-2006, 03:36 PM #5
Not saying this is your problem but I agree with Juicy. Last year, I was benching every week and each time my left shoulder got more and more sore at the joint. Never stopped. Then one day my arm gave way. This was January 05. Cleared to return to normal activity, December 05. Don't screw with it. Have it looked at. Just my opinion.
01-24-2006, 03:36 PM #6Originally Posted by gooroo
01-24-2006, 03:46 PM #7
Well I used to do a lot of dips but I have put that off these days.
I do this or try too.
Flat bench barbell
Standing Front press barbell
Lying tricep barbell extensions
Standing Calf raises
Wide grips chins sometimes weighted
Bent over barbell rows
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01-24-2006, 03:55 PM #8
Many times there is a muscular imbalance between the external rotators and internal rotators of the shoulder. Individuals with shoulder discomfort have much greater strength in the internal rotators. This would occur with the bench press. External rotation would occur with an exercise should as the Cuban Press. I have an article by Charles Poliquin that gives the proper strength ratio. I am at work so I will have to go home to find it. I'll be in tommorow morning to let you know.
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