I don’t do any direct shoulder work for my bench training. i Currently use the westside method. Though i plan on switching it up once i compete in my last meet mid July until november. i plan on training RAW until about a month and a half or so from the meet. of course putting my shirt on a few times during my suited hiatus. as far as raw training the bench, does anyone currently use direct shoulder work in their training? If so what are some of the positives/negatives of it. and do you think their has been any correlation between it and your 1RM in the bench press?
Also as someone with some shoulder pain during odd movements do you think it would be more beneficial to me coming off being in my shirt for the past 6 months of training and adding that direct shoulder work in? Im in between on it and wanted to see what my fellow T-Nation thinks.