So I read “shoulder savers I-III”, and have various questions, but first heres some background info.
I dont really have a shoulder injury, but instead a slight case of thoracic outlet syndrome. Most likely its caused and aggravaded by bad posture, which I am trying to correct. I would also like to make my routine shoulder friendly; at least for the time being, until my shoulder(s) get better. Sometimes I feel it in both shoulders.
I never really have any pain, but have some tightness in my neck and upper chest, as well as occasional numbness and aching down my arm.
Heres the exercises i currently do, and im mainly training for strength.
DB Shoulder press
1-leg machine squats
Of those exercises im thinking of eliminating
DB shoulder press
So I read the shoulder saver articles, and am thinking i’ll cut out some exercises, and switch to limited ROM bench presses.
Here’s my questions.
For Limited ROM bench press, the author recomended floor presses. Ive never tried these, could i just do regular DB bench and not go down as far, or do i need the floor there.
Is pullups, deadlift, and seated cable rows enough work for my back
Im tempted to drop most of my upper body work, and focus just on deadlift, squats and pullups. Is this a good or bad idea, or should i just cut my upper body pushing volume in half?
Any further advice is greatly appreciated, and im going to try much of what i read in the shoulder saver articles, like the serratus anterior activation stuff, etc. Thank you.