I’m in need of a little advice:
I belive I got these pains from doing dips. I been careful with dips earlier because of bad shoulders, but this time I tried sitting dips. It seemed to work out ok, but my shoulder have become increasingly painful now. I’ve dropped the dips from my program now (of course), but the pains remain and doesnt seem to lessen during the last week.
I suspect my shoulders are tilted anteriorly, somehow. But I’m no physiologist, so I’m not sure.
Now I need some advice on:
- How to heal whatever is wrong (I hope it’s not much, the pain is not extreme)
- When I can start loading more weight on my shoulder/chest exercises again
- How to prevent the same thing from happening later
What I have done so far:
I’ve dropped BB benching several months ago, as they gave me the same problems. I only do DB incline bench now, if I want to hit my chest heavy. I’m trying not to flare my arms too much, and not lifting overly heavy.
I’ve added rear flies and some rotator cuff work to strengthen my rear delts and my rotator cuff, and I’ve kept doing that for a couple of months.
Anyone got some suggestions?
Edit: I might add in… I feel the pains doing almost any movement now. It’s not excruciating, but it’s there. Luckily not while deadlifting or doing pull-downs, but most other excercises in my program.