Hey guys whats up? Recently my shoulder has been giving me a lot of pain, mostly near the rear of my right shoulder. It happens maybe once or twice a year the last 2 or 3 years. Its to the point that when im in pain i can't raise my arm without excruciating pain. If i let it be for a few days or a week it goes away, which means i miss a whole week of training. I was curious to know why its only the rear of my right shoulder, only one shoulder, and what exercises i should incorporate in order to strengthen the 4 tendons and my rotator cuff so that i dont have problems anymore. It really hurt when i did close grip bench, i got 225 up for 6 reps and then it totally failed, i wasn't fatigued but my muscle was in a lot of pain. I am currently in an 8-12 rep range I wasn't even doing heavy weights, i was curious if you guys have experience, thoughts on remedies and how to prevent this. I understand how important the shoulder is as you need it to do every single lift except maybe calf raises so any and all advice is welcomed and appreciated... thanks...
I second that! Before it gets too bad have somone look at it. If you're against that at leat stay away from heavy over the shoulder/pressing movements for a while. Also get the rotator loose before lifting.
Unfortunately, I was too young to care and kept lifting with my shoulder. It got to the point that I had to go under the knife (actually it was arthroscopic), but it hurt like hell. Those same exercises you posted is what I had to for rehab for about 3 months. I still do them to this day to keep my rotator strong.
Yep, that what it sounds like. Back in Spring 2003, I was working out twice a day and kept aggravating my left shoulder into near tendonitist.. Had an MRI done and it found an old traumatic Anterior Supraspinatus tear was acting up. Did not get it from lifting, though, and the doc figured it was from a fall many years ago.
Had to pull back on my exercises, learn to do RC ones, and do some alternative exercises after the pain/swelling went down. Fortunately, no surgery was called for as I still had most of my movement despite the tear.