Hey I've got bench press woes of a different sort... I hate starting a new thread every time so I figured I'd post my question here.
I've been working on my bench for the last month and a half and I've gotten up to 8 reps at 145 lbs. I want to keep progressing but the last week or so my left shoulder has been bothering me. My older brother warned me that it runs in the family... it feels like I'm pinching something in my shoulder whenever I lower the bar. I think it might be Infraspinatus Weakness
, or an injury resulting from it.
So my question is, what should I do about it so I can continue improving my bench press? Can I continue doing the bench press, or should I just go lighter on it for awhile, or should I stop benching altogether until it heals? Is there some other chest exercise I can do instead in the meantime? Should I do rotator cuff exercises like External Rotation
to strengthen the Infraspinatus in the meantime, or should I wait and let it heal first?
Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.