So I got my preordered copy of the highly recommended Starting Strength 2nd Ed. Great book. I’m obviously a noob. But I’ve been making good progress, and I’ve been very pleased with my progress so far.
But recently, I’ve been having pain between my shoulder blades when I bench. It only happens when I lift the bar out of the rack, the rest of the bench feels fine. One of my training partners is inordinately short, which means that the pins are down a little farther than I would like.
When I’m done with my sets, my spine between my scapulae feels like it needs to be popped (and when Mrs. palindrome tried to play chiropractor on it, it didn’t feel nice at all), and when I’m lifting the weight it is fairly painful. I position myself on the bench so that the bar is directly over my eyes on the pins.
I wondering if the longer press out of the pins is the problem or if I’ve got my position on the bench wrong. Or something else? I’m not benching huge (or even moderately large) weight (did 5x5 @ 170.5# on my last workout, 9.5 lbs short of body weight).