benching and shoulders

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  1. grimstone

    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    everytime i start trying to get my bench numbers up i keep twiking my left shoulder. I remember someone saying switching to incline can help. any other thoughts i need to get my bench up.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    incline recruits more of your shoulders
     
  3. Mass

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    werd, <3 decline
     
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    <3 decline
     
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    I feel like on decline, its the most natural movement and the easiest to really focus on moving the weight with your pecs
     
  7. grimstone

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    cool will give declines a try
     
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    yeah incline are definitely not good for your shoulders

    also, if you're tweaking your shoulder, you might be benching wrong
     
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    inclines dont allow the humeral head to depress correctly
     
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    If you bench a lot your shoulders are going to hurt, get used to it
     
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    werd i've been doing a lot of decline lately, i can use more weight, less shoulder involvement, and it just feels more natural and comfortable for me.
     
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    I've started doing a lot more overhead and incline work along with PUSHUPS AND FACE PULLS, the latter two being the most important I think. Not going heavy at all, sets of 10 or so controlled.

    It's helped. Warm up properly too.
     
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    Never felt declines did anything for me.

    Heavy incline and flat will do fine.
     
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    incline DB'ing fucked me up 4 years ago. I'm just having it looked at now to see if there is a real injury.

    My chiropractor did some mobility tests on each of my shoulders and found a little weakness in my left supraspinatus (which i think is a fancy term for the rotator cuff)

    now I can barely flat bench more than about 155 lbs without it feeling like my left arm is going to completely give out.
     
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    :rofl:

    That was gonna be the next thing I tried at the gym.
     
  18. jmezz

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    Oh man is that a bionic shoulder?? :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  19. LBFilmGuy

    LBFilmGuy LOL why u mad tho?

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    Too much weight/bad form.
     
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    what kind of grip are you taking?
     
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    Make sure you're using proper form.
    Warm up the rotator cuff.
     
  22. y1997

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    Yeah thats what I was thinking. Try strengthening your shoulders more.
     
  24. 4cd-Air

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    this is probably the best piece of advice in here

    most people jump into stuff without an intense warmup...people walk through the gym door and go straight to the bench with 135 on it and think that is a warmup...
     
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    what the fuck is up with the Russian? cut that shit out
     
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