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andys_trim 02-01-2011 09:14 AM

Ever Happen To You?
When you train your shoulders real hard, do you wake up the next day with sore lats? Or is it only me?

Abaddon 02-01-2011 09:23 AM

what exercises were you performing??

BendtheBar 02-01-2011 09:29 AM

Side laterals work my lats and traps hard. So yes, sometimes when I do bulldozer laterals.

Here's a ramble I made recently on a related topic:

andys_trim 02-01-2011 09:30 AM

I did a bunch of DB Shoulder Press, Lateral Raises (But not bulldozer), DB Rear Flyes, and Shrugs.

Abaddon 02-01-2011 09:41 AM

what Steve said.

andys_trim 02-01-2011 09:54 AM

I just find it weird that it has been like this for 2 straight weeks

IronManlet 02-01-2011 10:01 AM

I had the same thing happen to me a while ago; your Lats probably need more endurance/strength. On the negative portions of a shoulder press and shrug (and also at the bottom position) your lats are firing and contracted as your arms get pushed/pulled down.

Try adding in a shit-ton of BW pull-ups every other day and some heavy rows sometimes. Works for me.

MC 02-01-2011 02:54 PM

Andy, it sounds like some of the stabilizer muscles (like your lower rotator cuff and teres minor) need some strengthening.

I used to get this when my shoulder was injured and now, after doing a lot of lat and shoulder strengthening in PT for rehab, I don't have any trap or lat soreness from shoulder work.

Light work with 3-5 pound DBs on a stability ball and some BW shoulder blade depression exercises might help.

andys_trim 02-01-2011 04:25 PM

Thanks for the advice. It doesn't feel like an injury, it feels like I did a bunch of lat work along with my shoulder workout. But I didn't...

bamazav 02-01-2011 04:48 PM

Andy, virtually all of the movements you mentioned indirectly hit the lats too. It does not surprise me that you are sore there. Lately my lats have been feeling roughed up even before I get to direct lat/back work. One thing that tells me is that I have not been hitting my lats as well as I thought. I now really focus on the movement of my lat work rather than sling the weights around. Since starting that, my DOMS from both direct and indirect work has lessened.

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