Where is the pain, or not feel right? Any specific lift or motion? Let me preface by saying I am not a medical pro or therapist, but experienced shoulder issues last year. I am 6’5 desk jockey, and poor posture most of my life. A combination of prolonged heavy bench and weighted pull ups / chin ups developed a tight lat and pec on right side that caused severe shoulder pain.
What I did to treat: stopped pull ups for about 6 mos. Worked on t-spine mobility and posture (there are a lot of good stretches here on the site but the one that helped me most was the kneeling in front of bench with elbows on bench, hands up, and lowering head between arms). Lat and pec stretches, and the no-money band pullapart.
Once I was able to add pullups back into routine, I only do neutral grip, and only in low rep intervals (3-5 between all work sets for the day). I also saw a therapist to work out the tightness in lat / pec connection. This helped immensely. The improvement / awareness of posture has enabled me to set PR’s in all overhead work, and without pain.
Anyway, sorry for the ramble. Just my $.02. Good luck![/quote]
Thanks for the post! It was an awesome read.
My odd feeling is right on top of my shoulder, kind of in the front on the clavicle.
I just want to get into a routine that is balanced that gives me good results. That way I can wash, rinse, repeat over and over and not have to worry about earning a nagging overuse injury.
My research is showing me that pull ups (palms overhand) are hard on sketchy shoulders, and that wide grip anything is a big “no-no.”