I’ve got a history of shoulder problems that date back to my hockey days as a kid. I had subluxed both shoulders at various times over the course of my teenage years from 14-19. Then I had my first full blown dislocation at 20 on my right shoulder while playing FB and again last year on my left shoulder slipping on a wet rock while hiking.
Anytime I do lifts with a barbell, I feel major discomfort in my capsules. I completely avoid overhead barbell lifts because of this and also instability issues - particularly overhead squats, snatches and military presses.
My question is, should I focus on doing bench w/ dumbells or will this just limit my potential too much down the road? I’d especially like to hear how others with past shoulder injuries adapted. Thanks.