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Arm Pain from Benching

#1

I recently started experiencing a dull aching pain in my left arm while benching. The pain feels like it’s in the bone about 2” above my elbow and stops before my shoulder. I just finished the Smolov Jr bench workout and transitioned to a twice a week bench workout. Once I get above 315lbs reps the pain is noticeable and last for about an hour the workout. Any suggestions?

#2

Front or back of your upper arm?

Maybe triceps or triceps tendon related

Pro tip maybe don’t keep doing things that hurt

#3

It’s not the front or the back. It’s the side.

#4

Tricep then

#5

Ive got the same thing, my right arm hurts when benching and shoulder pressing. I’ve not been able to train chest or shoulders for 8 weeks now. I had a cortisol injection over a week ago in my elbow (thought the pain might be brachialis tendinitis), but it still hurts. I tried dumbell shoulder pressing today but only but up to 7kg per side before it started hurting. I’ve just started on a course of bpc-157 peptides (250mcg ed), it’s the third day in. Fuck I hope this works, it’s really getting me down. And I can’t just not go to the gym, I’m the owner :sob:

#6

That’s brutal mate, hope you recover soon :+1:

#7

Do you low bar squat by chance? I am dealing with bicep tendinitis that flares up with bench and I attribute it to low bar squatting. It has gotten worse over past few months. I am doing PT now and working around exercises to try and let it heal.

#8

This is my issue as well. I purchased a ssb and do several squatting sessions with it alone. Honestly it’s only made my low bar stronger and helped my shoulders heal. I cut out certain pressing movements as well. Benching isn’t an issue for me personally and if I’m doing the other things I listed when I low bar squat it doesn’t hurt. If I were low bar squatting 2x weekly I’d probably go 2-3 weeks and wouldn’t be able to do anything