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bigcommo 02-28-2008 04:27 AM

Shoulders
 
I noticed my right shoulder was not developing like the left when I first started training.

I started having pain in my left about a month ago, only while doing dips, and bench press.

I went to the Doctor yesterday and found out I must have torn my right peck at some time while I was in the army.

He told me that after this amount of time there was nothing that can be done about it.

It does not effect my strength, it just looks funny.

The left shoulder.

Were my collar bone, and shoulder blade meet he says the bones are too close together, and that is what is causing the pain.

He said that is very common in people who lift weights or work with their upper body a lot.

He gave me a shot and told me to drop weight and work back up.

Any one ever delt with this before.

EricT 02-28-2008 06:00 AM

Yeah. You doctor shouldn't be giving you advice in what to do in the weight room unless he is an expert on such matters. That joint where the clavicle and the scapula meet is AC joint. If it is actually narrowing or whatever is going wrong with it, you can't just get a shot and go back eventually to doing the same thing and not expect the pain to come back. If you are getting pain in a joint then you have to change some things you are doing. Maybe take some things out permanently. Etc...

To say that stuff is common in people who lift weights is true. But it would be more accurate to say it's common in people who lift weights wrong. And that includes technique, prohibiting certain movements, and creating balanced routines including certain supportive things that most don't do.

I can almost assure you that dips are a big part of the problem. Don't go deep on dips. Try not to have your hands behind your body but beside it. Don’t do them completely upright. Lean forward a bit at about a 45 degree angle.

Bench you maybe should take a break from and then make sure you are using proper setup and form.

This at least is a start. Good luck on it and hope it gets better.

bigcommo 02-28-2008 06:13 AM

Thanks.

dave_cshmn 02-28-2008 10:03 PM

On My Bench I Do Them On The Floor Which Gives Me More Leverige U Stand Less Chance Of Hurting Your Shoulder And You Increase Your Weight


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