Lately I have been having A LOT of trouble activating my lats during lat work. My left one seems to be non existent.
I have tried every attachment at the gym, every angle, every exercise in CT's videos, hangs, stretches.. anything I could think of, and nothing. No pump, no soreness, no fatigue.
-My shoulders are in pain and very tight, possibly some of the reason I am having trouble
-My left tricep/shoulder always get fatigued before my lat. Light weight, heavy weight, whatever
-At the bottom position of pulldowns my right shoulder is lower than my left
-Only thing that gets my lats to fire is doorknob stretches
What can I do? I've tried single arm pulldowns, I've tried pulling with my elbows, tried pulling with my pinkies, tried band pull aparts, shoulder dislocations, foam rolling, whatever.
The only conclusion that I can come to is that there is some sort of shoulder issue, but I am no expert and I don't really know. This may seem like a desperate message - well it is, it's starting to effect my pressing, my pulling, and my attitude.
I am seeing my chiro again on Tuesday. I just recently started going to him and he has helped me tremendously, but I have yet to ask him on this matter. What can I do until I see him?