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Trap Pains With Shrugs


#1

Recently (past six months), I have had a sharp pain in the middle shoulder whenever I do shrugs. Once it starts, I quit doing shrugs for long enough to where it stops hurting. But sure enough, 1-2 months later when I try shrugs again, within two weeks that sharp twinge is back and I have to stop. It feels like a needle stabbed into the middle of my shoulder. Has anyone else experienced this, or know what it is, or know how to alleviate it. Thanks.

ajweins


#2

Are you ROLLING your shoulder when you shrug??

If so thats KILLER on the shoulders simply go up and down no rolling.


#3

The middle shoulder? How many shoulders do you have? All kidding aside, if it hurts, trust your body that something is wrong.


#4

If it hurts, trust that most people in the gym have no clue what they are doing and the form is wrong.


#5

agreed. I can't watch some times. I want to reply like Nick Burns, the company computer guy on SNL, "yeah, what you are doing is ok, IF YOU WANT IT NOT TO WORK. that's their business so I mind my own.


#6

no pain no gain...you wambie pambie.