Hi, I’m hoping for a bit of friendly advice. Perhaps you guys can point me in the right direction.
When I move my right arm in a “rotator cuff extension” motion (I don’t remember the proper word for this. I mean when I hold my right arm out to the side, parallel to the shoulder, elbow bent, forearm up, and rotate my shoulder joint until my forearm is parallel to the ground, then repeat) I feel and hear a “click” in my shoulder. This only happens on my right side.
Any ideas about whats wrong? Any hints on how to fix this? I have Not been doing a lot of pressing lately because of this (I have done a bit) but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Should I lay off benching and pressing altogether for awhile? Is there a particular exercise that would help?
Thanks in advance. Let me know if I should provide more info…
That is not a natural movement of the shoulder, both mine click when I do that. So I’d stay away from the Cuban press for sure, I think that’s a horrible movement even though it has been touted as a “therapeutic” movement for the should girdle.
Some clicking is OK, but those violent ones, the ones you can feel as well as hear should be avoided. If your worried about it stick with dumbbells and cables for shoulder movements. This will allow free movement in each shoulder joint. Improving you shoulder strength will help, not hurt your shoulders. Over the long haul, having correct form is very important for shoulders.
Bottom line is this: Clicking you can hear, is OK. Clicking you can feel is not. Avoid movements that cause the latter.
Strong shoulders are healthy shoulders.[/quote]
Not to get off topic, but I have found a couple of exercises that have really helped my shoulder strength and flexibility.
One is the turkish get up and the second is the one armed dumbell press. Both of these really make you control the weight with your shoulder. Lately I’ve been doing these exercises in an effort to build my standing press that has been stuck at 115lbs for a while.