I have recently re-introduced low rep weighted dips to my full body workout routine. Last week things were fine, I kept adding plates and it felt great to be doing them again.
Today however, after I had performed my bodyweight warmup, I began adding plates and I felt a pain in the rear of my shoulders, around my rear delt/rotator cuff at the end of the lowering phase of the movement.
The pain wasn’t a real sharp pain like I had torn something, more of a deep aching feeling like something had been over-extended or compressed. I was able to continue my sets but had to lower the weight a bit and focus on lowering myself slowly.
I know it’s hard for anybody to say by simply reading my post, but what do you think happened here? Maybe I aggravated something by lowering my body too quickly and coming to a sudden halt, or perhaps I was trying to go too close to parallel. Perhaps my elbows were tucked too close to my body?
What possible solutions might there be in terms of prevention? Some rotator cuff exercises and stretches maybe?