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    Default Pain In Left Shoulder When Lifting

    Today was my first day back in the gym in, well, a long time. Previously I hadn't followed any specific workout other than following what my friends did when they brought me along. Over the summer I gave lifting a shot with my co-workers since we were working on-campus and had access to the facilities, but I messed up my shoulder. The doctor I went to said I had a trap and SC-joint strain and that it should go away in time - It's been close to three months (and I've become increasingly more self-conscious of my thin frame) so I decided to start up the gym for real this time. I'm doing the Shortcut to Size routine with the microcycle periodization, which will help me gain at least some mass by the end of this semester. What I'm worried about is that when I was doing both the flat and incline bench exercises this morning, my left shoulder was noticeably more sore than my entire right side after the set. Should I be incredibly worried? I want to gain mass, but I don't want to put myself out of commission before I really start.

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    I wouldn't bench with a bad shoulder.

    What I suggest is take your dumbells up and play with them instead of the normal barbell bar

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    You need to learn to bench correctly. Pay careful note to retracting your scapula and tucking your elbows. Bench isnt a chest exercise, you should be looking at improving your ability to press, NOT focusing on your chest.

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    most of the problem, is from the bad bench form. It happened to me before I started to lift correctly
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    you need very carefully shoulder exercise, and you need to exercise correctly

 

 

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