drop all pressing for a couple of weeks, rows rows rows rows rows.
The depressing part is that I did, for 3 weeks. When I went back: wham!
However, only for the past 2 weeks have i gotten serious about face pulls, external rotations, and volume rowing, and as I reported a few posts up, everything felt wonderfully better after only a few days of that. If I keep it up seriously for several weeks and stop trying to "rehab" the pressing, who knows what good things can happen?
Going further, if and when I can begin rehab workouts in pressing, it will be with dumbbells and neutral grip to start, so I am actually thinking happy thoughts about it.
Also, do you know how to power snatch? That's good for shoulder health too.
No, but the gym has an olympic platform. The trainer I will be with on Saturday does not do or teach Olympic lifts, but there is a guy who comes in on Saturdays and does them.
Don't let it get you down though Ken, we've all had a shoulder problem at some point, you just have to learn how to manage it.
I appreciate the encouragement.
Most encouraging of all is that the information I got at the gym is exactly what I was told here, its all about those rowing motions he told me, and try dumbbells to get a clear notion of how your left and right sides compare.
Now, the odd thing is that the trainer they assigned to me cannot himself do bench anymore because of his messed up shoulder. Not sure that's really a good thing....