It seems like every time an imbalance is talked about between pushing/pulling, it is always the pull that is considered lacking. Could someone actually be a dominant puller and lack push/press strength (and the muscles that create the movements)?
I have layed of pressing movement for a looong time now. No push ups, bench, OH pressing but plenty of pull ups, rows and rear delt flyes.
I did so in attempt to help fix my “neanderthal” posture but now that i think of it, it is not like that imbalance came from doing tons of bench work; i was always a weak in that plane of movement.
Now, i seem pretty competent in any thing that involves pulling (and i have crazy long arms) but my posture still sucks but now my chest (particulary upper) has no muscle that i can/feel (most noticeably between where the outer edge of the pec and the inner border of the deltoid sort of meet; i can actually feel my humeral head like it is right below the surface.
So i did thoracic extensions and pulled some more, rowed some more and on and so forth Thoracic extensions do feel great but i began to feel like they wer made less effective by constantly strengthing the muscles in my that region (which seems the opposite of what would happen).
I went to a bodyworker. a Rolfer, and he commented on the tension and of my upper back and rear delts. What gives? I was under the belief that strengthening these loose and weak muscles- along with stretching the pecs/ant. delts-was how to go about fixing ones hunched back posture. So now i can do a bunch of full range pull ups and have (what i believe) a pretty strong back (relatively speaking, of course) but my posture is still quite poor and the front of my shoulders continue to hurt on nearly any movement. Like, the front of my shoulders hurt when doing pull ups or rows/face pulls.
But anytime i do a few sets of push ups with friends i cannot help but feel like that not only do my shoulders hurt LESS after this pushing movement, but that the posture in my upper back is actually better afterwards. This feels similar with OH pressing movement as well (but not when holding my arms overhead or in front of me for an extended time; i finf that my shoulders actually fatigue rather quickly. They always have). What is going on here? Any thoughts on what is happening or where i may have gone wrong?