Hi CT and others:
I've typically added weighted pull ups to my heavy barbell pulling days. So I after explosive pulls, progressively ramping from SG High pulls, High pulls, Clean pulls, to Shrug pulls, I move on to weighted pull ups. About 25 total, with >50 lbs strapped on in sets of 4-6.
I am prone to shoulder aches when training heavy, and always attributed to BP or OH press. But I'm not really doing those heavy right now, and I notice that my shoulder is getting a bit achy on pull up day. I also notice that you don't emphasize pull ups much in your training, so maybe this could be why.
Are weighted pull ups problematic? Should I do more horizontal pulling compared to vertical pulling, or just stop weighting my pull ups? Thanks for any responses.