how low do you drop the BB on the incline bench?

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  1. black jesus

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    I may have developed shoulder problems from this exercise. I've been going to my chest, but I get pain now. Any thoughts?
     
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    If you've got shoulder problems shouldn't you not be dropping it below 90 degrees? I don't know for sure but I believe thats what it is.
     
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    you drop it to your chest or clavicle?
     
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    i don't drop to my chest for that reason.
     
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    just below the clavical. I do not get pain on the flat bench.
     
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    if i let it go below my clavicle, i get shoulder pain :noes:
     
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    so you do actually touch the bar to your clavical? I guess I should only drop the bar until I feel pain right? I speculate that once I'm healed up again, and continue to touch the bar to my torso in general, the pain will return.


    BTW, this injury did not occur when benching...it happened during wide grip pull-ups.

    I've been back in the gym for two days now, and worked chest without pain, aside from the incline bench.
     
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    if an exercise causes you pain, don't do it until you're healed. i let the bar touch my clavicle and it's comfortable to me

    just substitute a different chest exercise for incline if it continually bothers your shoulders
     
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    incline flys? I don't do it when I have pain, but I also don't want to return to this exercise and reinjure myself, when its something that simply will not work for me.
     
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    if you're willing, next time you plan to do incline, use dumbbells. it'll be easier to find a position to lower them to. it should be easier on your shoulders too. if you get any pain then i wouldn't do any incline work for a while
     
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    I only bench with db's too. Is there anything wrong with doing all bb work, and no db stuffs?
     
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    not really. most would suggest incorporating both db and bb though

    p.s. wait for ceaze to get in this thread before taking any advice :o
     
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    I go to my chest of flat bench and decline. I used to go to my chest on incline, but I messed up my shoulder doing behind the head military press and not have to incline only until my elbows hit 90degrees to avoid shoulder pain :o
     
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    Nothing wrong with doing only BB or only DB, but I think the best is to do both. :dunno:
     
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    I drop close to my throat. I would assume you put more stress on your shoulders and tri's when you do not go low.
     
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    i wanna wake up naked next to you
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    join the club
     
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