For a very long time I considered myself unable to perform the bench-press because of the shoulder pain that came with it. So I used dumbells instead and got up to a decent 95lbs for reps with those. Then a year or so ago I read an article here that talked about bench technique, specifically PL vs. BB style. I started tucking my elbows and puffing out my chest and voila, suddenly benching is back for me.
Anyway, through the entire time I had trouble with the bench I had no trouble at all with rowing of any kind. I did endless DB rows.
The problem is, now that I got my bench back I am starting to tweak my shoulder with bent over DB rows. I can still do seated rows, t-bar rows, and bent over BB rows, but I love DB rows and now I can’t do them without tweaking the shoulder.
I take care of the rotator cuff with prehab exercises as well.
I have been thinking about it and trying new stuff and I am frustrated. Any ideas?