As the weeks have progressed, I’ve noticed my shoulders have become very sore and achey after bench workouts. It is not the type of sore like a muscle, but almost a sharp pain that hits me every time i put pressure on them in certain ways. I’ve noticed it especially killing me during decline bench. The mystery of it is, it comes and goes and doesn’t affect me with DB bench, only barbell. The pain comes in the front part of my shoulder, and I’m not sure if it is muscle or tendon.
My question is, am I possibly benching wrong? Would my form have anything to do with this sudden pain? Or could it just be too much stress?
I’m not exactly built for benching, I’m 6’1-2 and have some long-ass arms. I bring the bar to 90 degrees to try and save my shoulders a bit, but still get the pain. Could this essentially be causing my pain?
Is there really a cure or an answer to this pain? Or could it just be the way my body is put together and DB’s are just a healthier choice for me?
Anybody with possible answers or suggestions to my problem, I would appreciate the help. Thank you.