better form, lighter weight will always surpass neglected form, heavy weight and will take some stress off the front delts
Hey Guys - Can someone give me a little advice?
I have some serious arthritis in my left shoulder. The Dr says "operate!" and I say "No" b/c already had had same done to right shoulder and it's 4 mos+ away from gym to recover and I also lost some strength. So, I will put surgery off forever, if I can.
The standard bench press hurts me too much (but decline and incline not so much pain). I have switched to DB presses and they are much less painful with the free shoulder movement. So, my Q's
I begin my dumbbell press with palms facing out to my feet. What is the difference in strength & muscles used if at the top my palms are still facing out or if they are facing together? What difference would it make to start the DB press with palms facing each other? I guess basically I am asking if there is a correct/incorrect way to dumb bell press?
Thanks a lot for the help!!!
For what it's worth, there's a guy who works out at my gym who is somewhat older than me, about 60 I think. He told me he has arthritis and he also said it's worse when he *doesn't* work out. I would have thought working out would aggravate it but he said no.
I prefer dbs but just started doing barbell incline and flat again and I feel like I'm just not used it. Can't tell which I like better. Its always gold to take a break from either one.
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