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Old 03-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #686
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Originally Posted by KD5NFW View Post
Thanks for the link JD. I'll check it out this evening. Really don't think it's an RC issue. Based off that pic I have pain in the rhomboid region and my upper peck with a little across the trap haha. Could just be geezerdom lol.



Thanks Josh! I actually do versions of those twice a week, before OHP and before bench. I picked those up when I had this issue with my other shoulder. I've also been doing facepulls for a while, but maybe too heavy with the injury? Might should back off the weight on those a little.

The funny thing is, as long as my form is on point, it doesn't hurt while I'm benching or pressing, but it sure as hell hurts after I am hopeful that the decrease in weight and increase in reps and subsequent bloodflow will get this thing back on track.

Thanks for the tips!!!
This is just one man's opinion, but I disagree with doing those movements before your big lifts. Why would you fatigue the area in question before pressing? In my brologic that seems counter productive. IMO, you should treat the rotator cuff strengthening exercises like you would any other assitance exercise. You would not do tricep extensions before bench pressing would you? Probably not. By the same token you shouldn't do rotator cuff movements either before you press and bench. .
Of course there is a time and a place. If you were doing extremely light weight to warm up the rotator before benching or pressing, that makes sense. But in this case, warming up is not what you are trying to do. You are trying to strengthen the rotator cuff to help rehabilitate it and prevent future injury. Therefore, concepts such as progression need be applied, all be it at a slow rate.
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