Pain/ stalled on incline bench

  1. Pain/ stalled on incline bench


    Lately my incline barbell bench does not seem to be as strong as it was a couple weeks ago. Nothing has changed significantly in regards to diet. However, I feel mUCH more tension in my font dealt, upper chest area on my right side then I used to.

    Could I be working my way towards an injury? Ive been doing incline for about 5 weeks staring on this push, pull, legs routine I've been following. Seeing good results...


  2. Have someone videotape you doing the movement. Then you can look for asymetries:
    one shoulder higher or more protracted than the other, elbow positioning, bar angle (both vertical and horizontal), etc.

    Doing so should answer your question.

    Br

  3. It might be bad form I guess... Videotaping and posting it is a good idea suggested by Zir Red, people might be able to point out some mistakes if there are any.... And One more thing, that is REST... Are you taking proper rest? providing enough time to your muscles be rested? You might consider having some off days (if it's a rest issue)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lboston View Post
    Ive been doing incline for about 5 weeks
    how long before that was the last time you did inclines?
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL

    how long before that was the last time you did inclines?
    Easy-it was 7 days since the last incline. When I said I've been doing in one for 5 weeks, I shoulda said in this program. I've been doing them for years otherwise.

  6. I've had some guys at the gym and a couple trainers check my form--they say it's good. Should a switch it out to db flat bench for a couple weeks?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by lboston View Post
    I've had some guys at the gym and a couple trainers check my form--they say it's good. Should a switch it out to db flat bench for a couple weeks?
    Quite possibly the 2 worst people you could ask...just sayin

    Better off showing some of the guys around here a video, chances are they'll actually know a thing or two. In my experience, speaking with guys at the gym and trainers is a begging for self inflicted injuries.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by DaveGabe24 View Post
    Quite possibly the 2 worst people you could ask...just sayin
    LOL Right said man

  9. I may try to post a bid, but these guys are natural armature bodybuilders...not just some random dudes. However, it would be nice to get more opinions.

    More than anything I think I just need to try some heavy, then light weeks on the incline...been doing 5x5 on there for about 6 weeks now.
  

  
 

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