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post #45976 of 46979
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

50 pounds is close? o_O
Yeah 50 lbs is close when you are coming off a cut.
post #45977 of 46979
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I hate being fat and weak. That's my random thought for the day.

don't it doesn't stop anyone else from posting here
post #45978 of 46979
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

Easy 355 bench td. So close to four plates.

if only benching made the pecs grow. i find dumbbells far superior. i used to go up to 465-485 and my chest didn't grow at all. switched to dbells and it's been growing like crazy
post #45979 of 46979
I'm new to the thread and it seems a lot of posters here really have no idea what they want to accomplish and even less of an idea about how to go about it if they do. Like anything else, you need to figure out what you want, develop a plan and a timeline, and commit to it. And ignore all the background noise, advice, etc unless you're paying for it.

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don't it doesn't stop anyone else from posting here
post #45980 of 46979
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

if only benching made the pecs grow. i find dumbbells far superior. i used to go up to 465-485 and my chest didn't grow at all. switched to dbells and it's been growing like crazy

I blame Viking press, rear Delt destroyer sets and dips for the 30lb increase in 2 weeks. For Pec size I've been doing slight decline kettlebell flyes which have worked nice.
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

50 pounds is close? o_O

You also have to remember this is completely raw. I wonder how wrist or elbow straps would help.
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Yeah, I rarely do BB stuff for chest since it bothers my right shoulder. Dumbbells don't bother it that much, though I should probably use those for incline work too instead of the machine I'm using. BB incline doesn't ever bother my shoulders, but I feel like I get so much more out of DB work.

 

I can definitely feel my shoulder get annoyed when I'm doing pullups too, which is weird. I've been slacking with the prehab stuff though, I think this is a lesson to get my ass in gear and start doing that 2x a week.

post #45983 of 46979
Start every session with:
15 band pullaparts
15 supinate band pullaparts
15 pulls parts with elbows at your sides
15 supinated with elbows at your sides
Lax ball SMR on pecs
20 broomstick dislocations moving your hands closer together every 5 reps

It takes about 5 minutes and loosens everything up, strengthens the whole shoulder girdle and upper back and increases rom as well as just pumping a bunch of blood into the whole area. That was a big part f my slap tear rehab and I've just kept doing it since it's so simple.
I also finish each session with some form of face pull (band, cable, crucifixion, blast straps etc). A lot of the shoulder issues people have stem from weak backs.
post #45984 of 46979
OV please go into more detail about your SLAP tear rehab. I'm out of PT sessions and I'm trying to avoid stuff that bothers me but every few workouts something will aggravate it. I do a bunch of band shit at the end of my workouts and it prevents most of the pain but a couple days later i still feel some lingering soreness.

I can do DB Incline Presses, DB shoulder presses, Pull-ups, and DB rows alright but once my form starts breaking down i can feel it tweak. I think the hack squat machine is also pressing on my shoulder funny so i'm gonna give that a rest as well.
post #45985 of 46979
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

You also have to remember this is completely raw. I wonder how wrist or elbow straps would help.

... what are elbow straps :|
post #45986 of 46979
I saw a good ART guy once a week for about 6 months. He was a former minor league baseball player who had 2 slap tears that essentially prevented him from going pro, so he knew a lot about it. It took me a while to find him though. I just called all of the ART guys around me who had good qualifications and asked if I could come in and just talk to them about my issues. Once I found this guy a lot of things started getting better. He was based just outside of Buffalo, NY.

Aside from that, I did a ton of pulling and not much pressing. Only did overhead work once every 2 weeks. I set up all my training though (was studying exercise science at the time and talked with some professors, but they were all into the science more than the exercise ie/ fat guys with knowledge on anatomy and energy systems). I remember I was doing 3x more pulling than pushing. And all my squats were with the safety bar.

I did do about 2 months of ultrasound but I feel like that was pointless, it was just a free part of my university health plan so why not.
And like I said before, I started focusing a lot more on bodybuilding and making the muscle do the work which I feel was probably the best thing I did instead of just focusing on movement patterns and getting max weight up.
I remember using the assisted pull-up machine for about a month to learn how to pull with my lats and take out as much arm and shoulder involvement as possible. All of my pressing was paused at the top so I could just squeeze as hard as possible.

Honestly, the main things that I think had the biggest influence were:
ART from somebody experienced with the issue
Focusing on the upper back
Focusing on the contraction
Getting a pump
Pre-exhaustion (to help develop better mmc and get the pump before hitting big movements)

And if it was real achy I'd take a big ibuprofen and do the above band work as well as a few other movements (banded no money, prone YTL with a soup can and some external rotations)
post #45987 of 46979
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... what are elbow straps :|

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Wise ass
post #45988 of 46979
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Most SLEEVES will add no poundage.

But those aren't neoprene so they may add a bit depending how it's sized.
post #45989 of 46979
I have found that doing a good amount of warm up sets and keeping my upper back tight as fuck has eliminated all my shoulder issues. I start w/just the bar for 20 speed reps, then 135 for 5-8, then 20-30 less than working weight for like 2-3 reps working weight.

I'm finding it a lot harder to get all my calories in during working hours.
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No offense, but if you can't do BB presses without shoulder issues, either your form is off or you have some kind of muscle imbalance.

Also, I don't do any DB presses and my pecs grow fine from BB bench. Just do paused reps and you'll put more emphasis on the bottom end ROM where the pecs move the weight. Just look at any bench press specialist powerlifter and they'll have very well developed pecs from paused BB benching.
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