Shoulder Pain with Rear Delt Flyes

Hello guys!

When I perform rear delt flys, my shoulder acts up very harsh.
I don’t have a problem when pressing, or in lateral movements even if I feel it, so I want to ask if anyone has experienced similar pain in the front/side shoulder and if u have some exercise routine for rehab to suggest, I think that active rehab will help it a lot, what did you do in similar situations or what exercises (like face pulls etc) you added that helped you?
Thank you in advance!

Are you doing rear delt flys on an incline bench or rear delt machine?
If you change the angle do you get the same pain?

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I’m just leaning forward when sitting on a bench!

Hmm haven’t tried changing the angle but I think that the right thing is that it shouldn’t hurt from any angle you hit it if it’s alright I mean if it functions well, the muscle.

Our shoulders are really complex and we use them in just about any upper body exersize. It is so easy to over work them and injure them. The shoulder rotator cuff tear is the biggy. There are also impingement issues that cause pain and damage. Is there anyone at your gym you trust that can check your form or identify exersizes that are know for impingement issues even if done right?

Sorry I don’t have any specific answer I just brain storming to give you ideas to investigate.

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Did you ever figure out what was causing your pain? This has been an issue for me for a few months now.

Hey not really as it vanished some weeks after the post…
I continued training delts but what I did was warming up them as well as full body before starting …
Specifically I was doing the victory raise if you search it in YouTube or in t nation here it must come up with a band around four wrists and raise it like a V and I was using it to warm up really helped me and I wasn’t feeling at all after some time anything there.
If you want you can give it a go or else maybe try some physiotherapy :confused:
I was also targeting it with a tennis ball everyday.

Thanks for the idea. Ive had some pretty bad shoulders over the last year or so. They mostly feel fine, besides rear delt flyes. And even those mostly feel ok, I just sometimes feel a bit of a pinching sensation when my arm comes across my body or if its out front like getting ready for the fly. Thanks again!

No problem hope this will improve it!
You also have to consider the fact that you r loading then up a lot I did so with my shoulders and for some time I stopped overloading them and stick to higher reps lighter weight to let them recover with good warm up and tennis ball rubbing.