sholder pain durring bench

  1. Question sholder pain durring bench


    I am new to these boards. I hope I can find some good information here.


    Anyway, my front delt KILLS every time I try to flat barbell bench latley.
    Is there anything I can do to take the stress off of it? Thanks


  2. I've been doing this and it seems to be helping:
    http://www.intensemuscle.com/showthread.php?t=6997

    You can also do internal and external rotation with dumbells or cables. My shoulder pain is on top, not the front so much, so it is hard to say if these will work for you. One way to find out.

  3. i have this problem when i hit chest on an incline. not always but usually. i rarely strengthened my rotators and would think you might to give that a shot. As mentioned, internal and external rotational movement, including such movements like the open can should help.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by mike1212ms
    I am new to these boards. I hope I can find some good information here.


    Anyway, my front delt KILLS every time I try to flat barbell bench latley.
    Is there anything I can do to take the stress off of it? Thanks
    If it's in the muscle, take a week off. Often people are "delt benchers" and are overtraining their delts with their average joe schmoe workout. So, that could be the case with you. In fact, I think I'm done with flat bench for a while. 1) Too much ego involved 2) Tend to overtrain delts <-- Bad combo..

    If its not in the muscle, do those stretches in the post above...hell, do 'em anyway They work!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    If it's in the muscle, take a week off. Often people are "delt benchers" and are overtraining their delts with their average joe schmoe workout. So, that could be the case with you. In fact, I think I'm done with flat bench for a while. 1) Too much ego involved 2) Tend to overtrain delts <-- Bad combo..

    If its not in the muscle, do those stretches in the post above...hell, do 'em anyway They work!
    I have this same problem. I hadn't flat bb benched in a month or 2 before 2 weeks ago. I Like dumbells alot, but Dex said in this months MD that Barbell bench was better for gaining mass than DB.

  6. Well, some lifts are better for some ppl Some ppl can't grow off of flat bb press much at all.

  7. strengthen your rotators and i bet
    your max bench will go up

  8. Quote Originally Posted by davisville64
    I have this same problem. I hadn't flat bb benched in a month or 2 before 2 weeks ago. I Like dumbells alot, but Dex said in this months MD that Barbell bench was better for gaining mass than DB.
    I talked with Scott Milne not long ago -- his comment was "Do you know what the most useless exercise is? Flat bench. Dumbbell presses are fantastic and should be used instead." (hopefully I've remember correctly, if not: sorry Scott).

    His point was around delt activation and how DB's allow you to control the path and rotation precisely.

  9. Mine rotator cuff did this as well. I dumped flat bench and exchanged it for incline bench. I only did dumbells for flat bench, and made sure to do them slow and controlled with a deep stretch at the bottom. My chest day looked something like this:

    Week 1: Incline BB, Flat DB, Bar Dips, Incline Flyes.
    Week 2: Incline DB, Bar Dips, Flat Flyes.

    I also did rotator cuff exercises before beginning the weights.

    I did this for a few months and was able to go back to regular flat bench without any problems.
  

  
 

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