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Slight Shoulder Ache


#1

Last week during my chest shoulder workout which consists of standing military press(barbell), incline bench press, flat bench press, and behind the neck bench shoulder press on the smith machine, I felt a little discomfort in my left shoulder after bench press. It wasn't enough to prevent me from finishing the behind the neck presses. Today I worked out the same work out, but dropped the behind the neck presses and substituted weighted dips in because I read only a small percent, like 30 or so can do behind the neck presses safely, but I had only been doing them for 3-5 workouts.

Today I felt fine during my workout, still lifted very heavy, everything in the 3-5 rep range. I still have a small ache in it, and have since the last workout. Hasn't gotten any worse. I have been icing it. I take lots of fish oil and one or two joint supplements. I just want to be sure it doesn't get any worse and I would rather change something now that have problems in the future, I am only 22 years old. Never had an injury before. Should I just keep lifting the same way and see if it goes away or change something?


#2

Also, I do not get any "pain" no matter how I move my left shoulder, just the slight ache, only a click here and there from front raises which I haven't done for a few days.


#3

so from last night at about 6pm until this morning at 6am(last ibuprofen taken). I've taken. 1000mg and this morning my shoulder feels amazing. How do I know if it is safe to lift again? I was going to skip any direct shoulder work today no matter what but was hoping I could do shoulder work wednesday again.