Hey CT, so I was very excited to incorporate high pulls into my workouts last month. However after a month of attempting to get them down with decent form it appears that I’ve caused what I think is shoulder damage to both of my shoulders that feels like it’s impingement related. I’ve been dealing with it for about two weeks now pain in the front of my shoulders cracking and popping but I was also experiencing issues under my scapula’s as well.
The part that is confusing me is the actual “high” part of the high pull. I don’t understand how exactly my shoulders should be pulling it feels very unnatural for them to be pulling while internally rotated even with this wide snatch grip. It feels overall wrong. I am afraid if I am causing permanent damage to my shoulders which have never before suffered any injury. BUT I really was excited about high Pulls and want to explore if there is a way I can do them safely.
So my question is because I struggle doing this motion I was hoping you could critique my form? (Videos from before injury) And possibly give me some insight into the possibility that it is just that I was born without the ability to do high pulls safely. (Bc I obviously don’t want to waste time in gym or hurt myself further if I am just structurally incapable)
Thank you for your response, much appreciated.
Angled view and also back view