I dunno whether I have a dislocated left shoulder or shoulder impingement syndrome…
…thing is I hear a clicking sound and notice a “shifting” movement while doing overhead exercises.
I’m so stubborn I continue to do overhead presses, chin ups, etc…
My question is- for ppl with these kinda shoulder problems… …how is it possible for them to develop their lats and shoulders to “widen” their back and frame?
I don’t mind NOT doing these exercises, as long as there are substitutes to work the back and delts sufficiently in order to achieve a perfect V-taper.
your thoughts? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated!
Are your shoulders hunched forward? My chest used to be overly tight and my rotator cuff was weak, and some of my upper back muscles were underdeveloped. This took some months to correct but it “re-aligns” your shoulders and put them in a good position for these kinds of lifts. You should read Eric Cressey and Mike Robertsons and Ian Kings shoulder-articles on this page. Kings series is called “out of kilter”, “heal that hunchback” by Mike Robertson is also excellent.
You are probably doing a lot more vertical pulling (chins) than horizontal (rows), so your lats are probably a lot stronger than your and rhomboids. Working on this wil probably help correct your problem (and also improve your pulling strength).[/quote]
I dunno which muscle group is tight since I just started training and I am weak all over.
However, I have to admit that I do notice more mass in my pecs than in my upper back.
You are right my lats are more developed than my upper back as well.
I guess this puts my shoulders at a disadwantage and handicap when doing overhead stuff.
So basically, what should I concentrate on? Horizontal Rows and variations?
I really like to work vertical pulling and pushing since I feel it builds the back’s width. Whereas rowing is more for thickness.
Should I continue to perform overhead exercises eventhough my shoulders aren’t 100% fit?