Some advice would be massively appreciated please.
Approximately a year ago I started to get pain running from the top of my shoulder running down in to my arm when decline benching or dipping. The pain seemed to be focussed in a line between the front and middle delts.
When I stopped these exercises the trouble cleared up until about August this year when I started to get the pain when flat benching. I decided to take a couple of months off from training to see if the rest would solve the problem.
Three months later and I went for my first workout since then and the trouble flared up as soon as I lowered an empty olympic bar to start my warm up. The next step for me is to go and get checked out by my doctor and then get referred to a consultant (with a probable 12 month waiting list being the UK N.H.S)
My question is around what training I will be able to do to try and keep my sanity in that period to get back into the gym. The pain only occurs when doing chest pressing movements and overhead movements seem fine. The last thing I want now is for it degenerate further so that those movements are also causing me trouble.
I was looking at a recent article on complexes and am wondering how effective they would be if carried out up to five times per week and what the end result would be from them for an extended period?
Also, are there any alternative exercises I can use for the chest which may not exacerbate the problem as all other body parts are fine to train (other than the normal joint issues that 30 years of soccer causes.)
Thanks in advance for any responses.