I’m having a ton of trouble keeping my right shoulder down on any kind of flat bench press on sets that I push hard. Once that set gets hard, I just can’t pull that shoulder down without feeling like about to pull something in my rear right shoulder. To the point that all my free weight benching is done on inclines.
I have a lot of mobility in both my shoulders. I can OH squat just fine. I can easily do shoulder dislocates with a pretty narrow grip. It’s just flat bench pressing.
I’m currently doing band pull aparts for shoulder health. I’m about to reduce bench pressing volume and in it’s place do more push ups, upper back, triceps, and shoulder isolation exercises.
For shoulder work, I was thinking emphasize rear delts in about the same plane as flat benching. So I was thinking everything with a band or pulley will be done from a low anchor/pulley. Like do face pulls anchoring the band low or reverse cable flies with a low pulley setup.
Does anyone have any other ideas? Whether it be bench press cues, warm ups, exercises, lax ball work, or what have you.
Oh yeah! A vid I stumbled on while looking for ways to solve this issue. See! It wasn’t just clickbait
And shame on you if you didn’t read anything and just skipped to the bottom! Grrr!