This is my first post. I’ve been reading this site for about 2 years. This site is awesome for me as I live and work in Indonesia, it is very difficult to get any info in country as I don’t speak the language. So I rely on this website to keep me up to date. I am 37 years old with a training history of 4 years. Starting to feel a little ‘beaten up’ these days. I hope that you can help with the following:
Questions (as I am new on here and not sure where to place these, I’ll pop them here)
Cleaning the bar - I’m not having any problems with the clean, it is the lowering that hurts (pulls the shoulders and elbows) does anyone have any advice/techique for controlling the decent?
Shoulder pain (I know it’s been done to death) - I have an incredibly annoying ‘nervy’ type pain under my right armpit (feels liek a thick piece of rope under the skin that attaches my chest to my arm), means my bench has dropped from 405 to 315 as this ‘nervy’ sensation results i huge decrease of strength. I have read many articles abut shoulder but none that discuss this ‘armpit’ sensation.
Only hurts when I bench over 225 - does not hurt when I lift overhead.
Any similar experiences - ideas?