Issues: left Tight Lats, left weak external Rotator, left tight upper trap, left bicep tendonitis
I’ve diligently worked on all these issues for years, at this point i’ve managed to defeat my bicep tendonitis, but I have issues supinating my left arm (barbell curls and chinups are out of the question).
I go to boxing class, I mention this to possibly help diagnose the problem. When I start class my arm feels fine, as I get fatigued ever so slightly my left bicep blows up with blood to the point where its so tense I can’t throw a jab properly. Other symptons include my left upper trap begins to get super tight and Raised (elevated); as well, I can feel tightness in the lat and scapulae region increase the more I throw my left. If I overdo this, the pain the next day will creep into my anterior delt/pectoral insertion of the left shoulder. This has become quite a debilitating issue as I constantly feel uncomfortable (not painful) tightness in my scapulae region for days after each training session.
Do add to any information: I lift, twice a week. One day squats, end of week deadlifts/pullups; however, i have now cut that out as well.
I do stretch, not as much as I should. This is because I feel self defeated as when ever i truly focus on stretching these tight areas I feel like there is some underlying weakness in a muscle that simply re-aggravates the problem as soon as I train.
To give a visual as to what movement I would like to achieve would be if you position your arms into a prayer position (hands together, ELBOWS TOUCHING, infront (anterior of body), and elevate your arms in this position to head level. I can only get my elbows to about my sternum.
Lastly, When I try to internally rotate my left arm ( standing L ), my ROM is quite poor and as I try to strengthen it there is a very pronouced tightness in that scapulae region.
Any ideas welcome help me throw an uppercut again! thanks guys