shoulder problem

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  1. BiscuitsNgroovy

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    I used to lift consistantly for about 6 years straight then over the past two years or so I stopped for various reasons. Last summer I tried to jump back into the swing of things and hurt my shoulder during bench press. Now every time I do a full workout, my shoulder really bothers me. Is is possible that I just have really weak stabilizers now and therefore I have to start with some really low weight to strengthen them back up or is it more likely that my shoulder is just fucked. I'm gonna go get X-rays tomorrow during my lunch break, I was just curious what other people might think.
     
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    if the shoulder hasn't healed in a couple years i'd say you probably have an issue greater than stabilizer muscles
     
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    Could easily be a posture problem causing an impingment.
     
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    Weakness of the scapular stabilizers is almost always part of the problem
     
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    I think you should:

    - stop performing any bench press or shoulder press for the time being
    - get some A.R.T. performed on you (www.activerelease.com)
    - work on lower trap and serratus anterior activation and strengthening
    - start doing mobilization work on your thoracic spine
    - incorporate hip and ankle mobility work into your program
    - stretch your posterior joint capsule (google "sleeper stretch")
     
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    What would be good ways to rebuild strength in my stabilizers?
     
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    thanks for the info
     
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