I have a problem.
From years of playing rugby( occasionally American Football),maybe incorrect benching technique(don’t know,nobody has ever commented)and familial arm-wrestling,I’ve accumulated enough shoulder trauma so that any sort of pressing type movement with enough weight to challenge my musculature is not really a sensible option at the moment.
The crux came when I couldn’t resist getting involved in an arm-wrestling competetion at my new work.I knew I’d messed up immediately, and benching in the week after confirmed it.Suffice it to say that I made a commitment to myself not to get involved in that type of ego boosting rubbish anymore.
My point is with no bench or dipping and flyes painful too,what are my options for pec training?Is there another exercise that I haven’t thought of(been at this for a while so I don’t think so)?Or do I have to just hope that working around it for a while and doing various rehab type exercises won’t mean too much atrophy until I can hopefully start to do these exercises again(dips were painfree until arm-wrestling stupidity)?
Do pronated pull-ups give enough pec stimulation to forstall wasting?Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.