Trying to do pullovers but can`t

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  1. Silmatharien

    Silmatharien OT Supporter

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    I was trying to do pullovers today at the gym by just lying down on the bench. However, when I bring my arms back and try to go parallel with the bench, I seem to get a lot of pain on the outer part of my arms. I`m not sure why this is since I have no problem whatsoever putting my arms parallel with my body, above my head. I`m not sure what I`m doing wrong here .... Can anyone give me a suggestion as to what I can do differently?
     
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    I feel a stretch when I do them, but not pain. I would suggest slightly bending your elbow to take some pressure off your ligaments, muscles, and joints.
     
  3. Sgt. Dignam

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    try lowering the weight, finding your range of motion and what feels comfortable to you without compromising the movement.

    are you laying on the bench or across the bench?
     
  4. JeremyD

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    I only do pullovers with a straight bar on the cable stock now because db pullovers rape my shoulders.

    I think the pullover is a much overrated lift anyway...
     
  5. Silmatharien

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    I've been lying on the bench ... perhaps I'm just trying to stretch too far. I asked one of the trainers at the gym today and that's what she seemed to think.
     
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    Why don't you just use a pull over machine?
     
  7. Sgt. Dignam

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    try laying across the bench, puttin your shoulder blades on the back edge and doing it that way. Control the weight just past you head and don't bring it past your chin/neck area.


    you might also be going too heavy.
     
  8. Sgt. Dignam

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    if hitting your serratus was an issue you can use the lat pull down machine and do it that way.

    Keeping your arms extended all the way out with a slight bend in the elbow you bring your hands down as far as you can and repeat.
     
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