Fucked up my shoulder AGAIN!!! :mad:

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  1. Layne Staley

    Layne Staley New Member

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    SHIT! I was doing a set of BB bench with 255 and on the 4th rep I felt a little pop in my right shoulder. Right now it doesn't hurt anywhere near as bad as when I messed it up doing incline bench 5 months ago, but I can tell I'll be out of the game for a while. It didn't really feel like a tear or snapping pop....more like an impingement pop :(

    FUCK every time I start getting stronger I fuck myself up.
     
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    have you checked with the doctor in the past regarding your issue?
     
  3. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    Are you doing any preventative stretching and supportive shoulder/rotator work? If not, you are going to suffer the same fate every time until you permanently fuck up if you're not careful.
     
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    Yes I do cuff work and stretching. Seems like every time I get to where i'm repping around 260lbs I get an injury.
     
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    Looks like when I get better this time I'll just focus on lighter weight/higher reps :wtc:
     
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    how bout...just dont do bb bench anymore.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    take it easy, old timer.
     
  9. Layne Staley

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    Hey I found something thats making it feel better. Brandy and Scotch on the rocks.
     
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    It's the Roids!! You're suppose to stack that shit with GH mang!!
     
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    Be careful man, I fucked my RC about a year ago and it's still not the same- even after some ART therapy. Doc said MRI results showed arthritis, but that was coming from a general practitioner. I still want to see a shoulder expert about it.

    Try DB benching instead, much more freedom and you will be less prone to injury doing them instead. I hate them, but you become accustomed to it after a while.
     
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    Buy Kelso's shrug book. Don't always go full range of motion (or at least deload the bottom via reverse bands/etc). Scapular retraction is key.
     
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    Isometrics > Weights.

    I hurt my shoulder doing weights, and I fixed it with rolfing + isometrics workouts. It also took me half the time to harden up my arms and upper body.

    I also noticed my muscles move faster to go along with the strength.
    Because of this, It's nice knowing that I can take out any beefcake in a fight :fawk:


    You can get a harder body without injuring yourself with weights, using natural muscle tension.


    If you want a reference, Get the book "dynamic strength" for 8 bucks on amazon.
     
  14. MaineSucks

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    fuck off
     
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    like Pop said... buy kelso's shrug book and make an effort to pull your shoulder blades together during benching movements
     
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  17. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    If all you focus on is scapular retraction during all of your pulling and pressing movements, then you get rhomboid dominance, downwardly rotated scapulae, poor scapular upward rotation, and impingement.
     
  18. CPop

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    I agree that balance is key, however, the number of guys I've seen with rhomboid dominance is dwarfed by those with rhomboid insufficiency. I don't think this is a major concern until he's more balanced.
     
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    I'll get the book. I already pull my shoulder blades together tight as hell before I unrack the weight. I don't see how people could bench without doing that, it gives such a nice feeling of having a solid base against the bench.
     
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    rhomboid weakness is rare according to Sahrmann
     
  21. CPop

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    Most of the guys I work with have been benching incorrectly for years. They have excessively tight front delts, chest, etc. and a complete lack of an upper back (saving traps, sometimes). They don't even know how to do scapular retraction.

    The rhomboid dominance problem is aimed much more at those that already do scapular retraction on a large scale. These frigging guys aren't that far progressed that they would have the imbalance from benching correctly. I'm still trying to get them to do the scapular retraction in the first place!

    I do agree that rhomboid dominance can happen if you're always doing scap retraction and nothing that allows the scapula to move freely (pushups/etc).
     
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