Shoulder blade problem

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  1. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    This has been going on for like 2 weeks now. After my chest day my shoulder blades are sore if I move/flex them. If I don't move them then they are fine.

    I can't search this website and I searched google and came up with nothing.

    I think I remember seeing a thread in fn about shoulder blade soreness from benching and I thought it had something to do with form?

    Can someone provide links or tell me what the hell is goin on?
     
  2. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Do you squeeze your shoulder blades together when benching?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    your shoulder blades are bones so i don't know what muscle you're referring to
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Im guessing the traps/rhombs?
     
  5. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    In the circle'd area. I feel the sorness on both sides, only when that area is flexed. It tapers off a few days after my chest day, but it's happened on the past 2 occasions now.

    Yeah I pinch my shoulder blades together while benching. That's what I concentrate on most while benching.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Good, that's the way you are supposed to bench. Maybe you are sore from merely using the muslces...
     
  7. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    So it's normal?
     
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    I have this problem on my left side. I went to a nerve specialist and found out that I have a damaged nerve in my scapula. I stopped lifting for 6 months and it went away. It comes and goes when I lift heavy and it sucks.
     
  9. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I doubt I have a problem with my nerves. This is more of a dull, sore feeling. I just thought I remembered reading somewhere that if your shoulder blades get sore from benching, something isn't right.
     
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    What's the point in squeezing your shoulder blades together while you bench? That's a new one for me. It seems like that would be counterproductive.
     
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    When the scapula are retracted and posteriorly tilted it puts the shoulders in a safer position. It also keeps your body tighter.
     
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    Thanks, Ceaze. Do I actively keep them contracted, or contract them and flop my weight down on them so they stay in that position without having to consciously contract them? (If that makes sense)
     
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    Sorry to bump this, but I'm having the same problem after my chest day on Tuesday.

    Any other info. anybody could add?

    Thanks!
     
  14. dave.b.gtt

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    to give you a stable platform from which to bench..also provides you with a shorter distance to move the bar.
     
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    i stopped having shoulder pain when i started benching right - pulling shoudlers back/shoulder blades together
     
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    did you just start pulling shoulder blades together?

    i was having some soreness when i first started benching like that.
     
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    To be honest, I'm not sure if I did or not. I guess I'll be more aware on Tuesday.
     
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