Hello, so I’m extremely new at lifting weights. I just started ICF 5X5. I’m on my fifth week. I have never lifted weights before. So this is all new.
I’m 52 year old. The only exercise I did was judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu and body weight stuff I did in the Army.
I started very low in weight. As I wanted to get form down at first. Which was fine for me. I am 186cm or 6’1” and 116kg in weight. I’ve had left shoulder problems most of my adult life. Also bad knees and left ankle.
My shoulder pain is in the front part of the socket. If that helps not sure. Anyways looking for suggestions on shoulder mobility exercises. As I have some severe pain on low bar squats. This is the first time that it was painful. My right shoulder is fine. My left shoulder hurts even before I take the bar off the rack. It is getting worst now. It started as a numbness. Now is the first time I’ve experience pain.
So I was think I could 1) do some shoulder mobility exercises. That could help it out. 2) do high bar squats instead. But if so how should I start. As it’s a new exercise. Start from zero weight and work up? 3) switch my routine from squats as my first exercise. Right now Day 1 I do squats, bench press, etc… day 2 squats, deadlifts etc… 3 times a week.
Because after squats my left shoulder is painful. So doing BP is a problem. Any suggestions would be helpful. I appreciate it. Thanks.
Also having acupuncture and massage once a week now. That helps out also.