Shoulder stiffness and soreness
- 05-20-2010, 03:20 PM
Shoulder stiffness and soreness
Recently, I've been getting soreness and a stiffness feeling in my right shoulder at the top of it. I am able to do all my workouts without too much trouble and I don't usually feel this soreness while I'm doing my exercises. The soreness usually comes the day after and sometimes the day before. It is only in my right shoulder.
- 05-20-2010, 03:23 PM
05-20-2010, 03:51 PM
thanks. It funny I just started doing those last night, hopefully in a few days my shoulder will feel better.
05-20-2010, 03:56 PM
YEah, I try to do them at least once a night. I also perform them as a warm up before most body parts
06-13-2010, 09:10 PM
I still seem to have this problem, however less often now and it isn't as sore. I think it might be tendinitis. I developed tendinitis in my right bicep like 5 or 6 months ago. Every now and then my bicep will hurt, but not often. My shoulder is still sore but a lot less sore after I start lifting. It is usually sore on off days or before I lift. I can live with this discomfort, it isn't mind numbly painful, just an inconvenience. I just hope this doesn't prevent me from going heavy on my exercises, it hasn't so far so that's good and I progress on shrugs almost every week.
06-13-2010, 09:26 PM
sounds like you're travelling down a similar path that I went down (****ing my knee up) you might wanna get an Xray/MRI and a doctor's OKAY before you lift again. I would hate to hear you **** up your shoulder only at 21
06-13-2010, 09:28 PM
06-13-2010, 10:07 PM
You start with a towel or rubber tubing or broom with as wide grip as you can go like holding on with just 1 or 2 fingers, and do like 20 reps, then work your way to 50 or 100 and then to a more narrow grip, but i wouldnt aim at going too narrow as you can develop lax shoulder joints.
They stretch the pec minor muscle, I prefere to stretch it on a doorframe though as I think my shoulders are on the lax side already, and the shoulder dislocations stretched my right more than my left.
06-13-2010, 10:59 PM
06-15-2010, 02:39 PM
I'm guessing this isn't too good. I woke up today and my shoulder was sore. I heard some kind of crack noise(like when you crack your knuckles) when I moved my arm back.
06-15-2010, 02:41 PM
06-15-2010, 02:43 PM
ive had tendonitis in my shoulders since about a year into my weightlifting. dont stress it. if you go to the doc, he is just gonna senf you to physio, if you go there, they are just going to stretch it... ive spent about5-10 minutes stretching my shoulders pre-workout for years and keeping them stretched between sets and i rarely get problems anymore. stretching is the most important thing you can do here... if you weightlift eventually your shoulders are gonna get hurt, its the most susceptible joint.
06-15-2010, 02:47 PM
06-15-2010, 02:59 PM
1. full shoulder rotations front and back. nice and slow w/ 5lb weight.
2. stand with bicep against body, forearm sticking out w/ 5lb weight. rotate forearm out to create a 90 degree angle with your body. 10 times each arm, real slow again
3. stand with arm out and up with 5lb weight, rotate down towards the ground until your arm is paralell to the floor then back up. 10 times each arm again. nice and slow.
these are the stretches i was doing in my hundred dollar physio sessions lol except with a bungie cord type thing instead of a small weight, either way it creates the tension.
i do a few after that as well but those are the main ones for shoulder rotations.
also make sure when you do exercises such as shrugs that you do not rotate your shoulders during the motion.
06-15-2010, 04:32 PM
06-15-2010, 04:33 PM
06-15-2010, 05:16 PM
How many times a week would you recommend I do these stretches? Also is it better to do them on days my shoulders are getting worked or off days?
06-15-2010, 05:19 PM
06-15-2010, 05:27 PM
06-21-2010, 09:39 PM
Those stretches have been helping, but I was wondering if I should lay of front squats for a bit, just because the bar rests on the shoulders, or if I should just not worry about it and front squat anyway.
06-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Do the front squats.
Have you been foam rolling out the front of the shoulder? It sounds like you have some internal rotation and a tight bicep tendon.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-21-2010, 10:10 PM
06-21-2010, 11:17 PM
06-22-2010, 09:51 AM
06-30-2010, 03:33 AM
Not trying to sound like a know it all but nearly EVERYONE that asks this does the following.
Flat back on the bench
Benches 90 degrees elbows flared
Benches multiple times a week
Doesnt deload/ always goes heavy
Way too much upper body work
Dont realize that squats take a huge toll on the shoulders..
06-30-2010, 04:23 AM
06-30-2010, 04:25 AM
90 degrees elbow flare should be okay if elbows are not dropping below 90degrees to floor, this is DB bench though but BB would be called guillotine press.
I alternate decline and flat now to ease the stress on my shoulders.
06-30-2010, 07:31 PM
Guillotine presses will trash your shoudlers imo not worth it..
and thats good that u rotate ur lifts to prevent stress on your shoulders.
06-30-2010, 07:33 PM
That form for bench is murder on the shoulders and causes them to be very internally rotated.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-01-2010, 01:46 AM
what about upright rows? I've heard so many things bad and good about them. Personally I don't like doing them.
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