When attempting my bench last thursday (on the smith machine) I went straight in on my first set with an extra 5lbs. On the second rep of the first set, I knew I was in trouble within 1 minute as the wieght was almost too much to push up from my chest and though I managed it I got a sharp pain in my arm.I bought my wieght down and tried again after a little rest,same problem! So I wisely decided to leave bench alone for the day.Now after about 10-15 mins rest I started on my deadlifts but found even though I dropped my wieght down by 20lbs from my regular weight that my right hand(the one that my shoulder was hurting with) was having diffculty gripping the bar.
I managed to complete my sets by reverse gripping the bar with my right hand and lifting that way.However for the last few days I noticed that when making a fist it feels as though my arm is "tired" and "reluctant" to grip and the forearm muscle feels stiff.Iv'e rested it up for 72 hours and again attempted the bench today albiet at a much lower wieght and this time with a incline bench exercise.I noticed,though I finished all my sets.That Im still getting that sharp shooting pain in my upper right arm again.
Hammer curl lifts were fine today and assisted chin-ups had the same problem very slightly though and albiet nowhere near as painfull as when benching and trying to lift the wieght up from my chest.
Is this "normal" bear in mind im doing the WM and this is only 3 weeks into training from a 3 year gap? or have I sustained an injury and or got a problem.I used to get the "weak" grip problem when I trained before.I found I could keep going with my left hand but my right hand felt like it was going to drop the wieght and the grip was at times very very week.
P.S I'm left handed BTW.