Bad week or bad bench press?
- 01-30-2011, 03:08 AM
First you need to get your shoulders straight. Start doing rotator cuff exercises like external rotations. I always do them before I bench. One or two sets of 20 to 25 reps are good. Also if your shoulders hurt you should learn to bench like a powerlifter. Keep your shoulders locked and tight before you even start. Keep them in that position the entire time. This will probably help get rid of your shoulder pain plus increase your bench. Also learn to flex your lats while benching.
- 01-30-2011, 03:40 AM
01-31-2011, 09:50 AM
01-31-2011, 11:47 AM
01-31-2011, 11:49 AM
the clicking isn't a good sign, but a lack of pain is. I'd say go with that for a few weeks, and see how it works out.
01-31-2011, 12:05 PM
01-31-2011, 03:24 PM
The best way I can describe it, is before it felt like something was grinding in my shoulder and now it feels like something is kind of loosing, like something is tight.
01-31-2011, 03:30 PM
02-01-2011, 01:25 AM
02-02-2011, 05:33 PM
02-02-2011, 05:35 PM
Hey guys if I do db shoulder presses, does the bench have to be at a complete 90 degree angle? My bench doesn't go up to a complete 90 degrees more like 80 degrees. I'd still like to go back to standing overhead press once my shoulder imbalance goes away but right now I'll stick with the dumbbell press, provided I can do them with my bench.
02-02-2011, 05:36 PM
02-02-2011, 05:39 PM
02-02-2011, 05:40 PM
02-02-2011, 10:33 PM
It also looks as if your left shoulder and arm are in closer then the right, are you guarding that shoulder from pain? Your body is totally asymetrical, which could be why you are having that shoulder issue.
Just watched it again. That left shoulder is stressing downward and the left arm is in too close, which makes it look like you couldn't fit in that bench. So you need to work on the form on the left side.
02-02-2011, 11:42 PM
02-07-2011, 08:06 PM
I did my bench work outs today and had no clicks. It seems on the incline if I'm about an inch above my chest there isn't any clicks, but if I go lower there is. I'm still not 100% sure on my hand placement on the bench but I'm doing much better since I don't hear the click or feel any cracking in either of my shoulders. I could feel my triceps any biceps getting sore on the incline press.
02-17-2011, 10:31 PM
What do you guys think about me doing front raises until my shoulder imbalance and tendinitis goes away? I can't do db shoulder presses at the moment because I don't have a chair to use for them and my bench doesn't go up to 90 degrees.
02-23-2011, 09:08 PM
02-23-2011, 09:29 PM
Your grip is too narrow. Focus on a good flat bench first and maybe add in some db inclines.Your arms should be at a grip where they form a 90 degree angle. Also expand your chest. What is your diet and sleep pattern like?
For shoulders use dbs for overhead presses just to 90 and up and add military presses and alternate arnold or bthnp to 90.
02-23-2011, 10:33 PM
02-24-2011, 03:20 AM
02-24-2011, 09:36 AM
02-24-2011, 08:44 PM
Why do you need your back supported to be sitting? I'll do seated exercises on a flat bench if that's all that's available
02-24-2011, 08:57 PM
02-25-2011, 02:01 AM
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