Bench form question

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  1. JoeyCrack

    JoeyCrack Active Member

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    Ok when I am benching over the past month I have been getting tremendous pressure and pain in my shoulder mainly on the left side. No big deal not the end of the world but I have adjusted my grips and really paid close attention to form as well as position and I can't seem to get the pain to stop but on the other hand it definitely is not an injury as when I do the DB press with more weight its not a problem so I really believe I'm doing something wrong in my form yet when I watch others I can't see anything that i know I'm doing wrong...i suppose this is a small rant while at the same time its a shot in the dark at suggestions since you really can't see me work out to know if I'm doing this right
     
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    I know you're asking about form, but do you train your shoulders?
     
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    do you keep your elbows in? fixed my rotator pain
     
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    yes I do specifically train them and I'll have to note where I place my elbows next time I do it...I think I had them in but since I can't remember for sure that will be yet another thing I note next time...I'll bring my notebook with me and write it all down
     
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    If there are people at your gym who you think know what they're doing, you could ask them to watch you bench. Maybe they can see something that can't come across on the forum?
     
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    Grip the bar, and rotate your elbows inward before even unracking. For me that pretty much locks me in a good groove.
     
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