shoulder pain pullups/pulldowns
- 05-05-2009, 05:21 PM
shoulder pain pullups/pulldowns
So i've been toying around in the gym for a few months. Could do about 7 good form pullups if i'm fresh.
Recently i decided to go to gym and actually monitor progress etc...
Well just my luck my shoulder starts hurting. It hurts when i do pullups or pulldowns. About halfway through the motion. it feels like a pinch/sharp type of pain deep in the middle of shoulder.
It only hurts when i'm pulling. I can hang and not feeel the pain. I can also row and not feel the pain.
I've also tried changing my grip around and that doesnt help.
The pain is not severe but its definitely discomforting and i wouldnt want to work through it.
what should i do guys? i've been stretching it around and taking a glucosamine once a day.
I'm worried about this cause if my shoulder hurts on pulls i dont know how i'm ever gonna work my back......
- 05-05-2009, 05:41 PM
I developed a shoulder pain a few months back and got concerned and went to see the doctor. I was experiencing it when doing pull-downs and using a pectoral machine, which I have read puts the shoulder in a vulnerable position.
I'll try to describe the pain as being "if you prod a finger between your front and side delt whilst raising your arm, deep in there." I'm not medically trained or very knowledgeable with where all the bits and pieces of muscle and stuff is and immediately thought the worst.
As it turned out, it was a bicep tendon strain (somewhere where it splits in two at the top of the humerus) according to the doctor who had me put my arm in a few positions to rule out a Rotator Cuff (RC) injury. One of them was scratching my back with my thumb. Another was with my arm out to the front, slightly bent with palm up, touch the top of my head without flexing the elbow.
A two week rest from upper body work and restarting light cured it and it hasn't came back. It also made me take preventative exercises and better warm-ups.
I hope yours gets better quickly.
05-05-2009, 05:51 PM
05-05-2009, 05:53 PM
my pain seems to be coming from the dead center of the shoulder. almost like underneath the collar bone area, but down into the shoulder. I have not done any pull exercises in about two weeks. but i can tell the pain is still there by pullng down hard from the top of a door.
i'm glad yours got better. I hope mine heals up
05-05-2009, 05:59 PM
I would supplement super cissus rx and try Flex RX by Ironmag labs.
I'm currently on them and planning on staying on them as I've suffered from shoulder pain since I was 16 and lately its gone to the point I forgot I ever had it. I know its gone and not just masked really as my bench is 80 pounds higher then in december when the pain made me say its enough and I started with cissus and now the combo is amazing. Also buy the cissus in bulk as its pricey
05-05-2009, 06:03 PM
05-07-2009, 03:38 AM
wide grip pulldowns you dont need to do the widest grip the machine allows for.. and idk about pullps never do em.
05-08-2009, 12:17 AM
Shoulder injuries are the most common in American weight trainers.
My suggestion is to first don't work through the pain. There are many exercises out there that allow you to work around shoulder injuries.
What kind of grip do you use for pull-ups and pulldowns?
My suggestion is try using a neutral grip. Neutral grip removes the strange shoulder rotation which occurs with pullups and pulldowns.
If pain continues definitely see a specialist so you can properly identify the problem.
05-08-2009, 08:44 PM
05-09-2009, 12:19 AM
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