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Bench Shirt for Shoulder Trouble

I’m 44 snd have lifted mainly for bodybuilding purposes for over 25 years. I weight 205 lbs. at 5’9" with a 47" chest 18" arms and a 33" waist Over the past year heavy flat bench pressing has become increasingly difficult due to shoulder pain.

I bench like a bodybuilder touching just above nipple level with an elbows out style. I can bench 375 lbs. raw, no belt, wrist straps or shirt. I have read that a bench shirt may help with my shoulder problems and that an Inzer Rage or Titan Fury may best fit my bench style and needs but I’m open for suggestions and would like to know what others who may have had similar problems think.