Posted a few weeks back regarding someone I had just started helping out in the gym and a rather substantial back imbalance. Got some downright excellent advice from lots of you and we’ve been applying lots of it over the past weeks.
Although not totally repaired yet the guy is definitely on the road to fixing the imbalance and can now at least feel his back.
The guy has made some great progress overall and in his excitement has invited another co-worker to begin training with us, and this dude is just all kinds of out of whack.
When preparing for the decline dumbell press, he can quickly front raise any weight up to the ready position with arms bent at 90 degrees like they were paperweigths, but then can’t “press” them.
In addition, when pressing (bench or incline) he has a bad habit of pressing backwards. For instance he might lift off the bar well in front of the rack but will press the bar up and back into the rack.
When I correct his movement to more of straight pressing motion his strength goes to zero, and he can’t get the bar much higher than just off his chest without having to press backward in order to keep the weight, even light weight moving up.
WTF!? Is a portion of his chest imbalanced? Shoulders?
The PTs at the gym would be of no help so I’m turning to you guys. Thanks for any help that you can offer.