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Training Around Shoulder Pain, Tendinitis?

I believe I am experiemcing Rotator Cuff Tendinitis. I am not sure exactly what is or brought it on but, it is throwing a pretty big wrench in my training right now. Which really blows because I only recently started really focusing on Benching and now it is pretty painful to do.

My question though is… I have noticed if I do Decline Bench work my shoulder is perfectly fine I feel practically at 100% how ever Flat Bench and Incline for sure is damn near torture. Would I be best served to just take a few weeks off from any pressing movements or would I be ok hammering the Decline and Triceps with some extensions ( JM Presses, Standard, and Cable variations as they don’t bother me ) so to atleast keep my body in tune with moving heavy weight considering I feel no pain in these movements.

In the mean time I using Anti Inflammatory medication, Heat and Cold Treatments, and Stretches for my Rotator Cuff. Thanks for any advice from any one who has had to deal with this.

have you ever trained the external rotators? most peoples are extremely weak

[quote]tork94 wrote:
have you ever trained the external rotators? most peoples are extremely weak[/quote]

No I don’t think I have any way? It would have been complete coincidence if I have.