Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
if you feel any pain in any movement, don't do it.
have you done the "empty can" test?
Yep. Feels fine. Can resist pressure fine. Anyway, going to try OHP tonight with just the bar and see what happens (and exercise caution). At this point, I doubt I'll be benching anything on Thursday. Thanks for chiming in, knucks.
I had a similar issue last year. My recommendation is to take a week or two off and do lots of shoulder mobility stuff during this time. That worked for me and I found that doing regular mobility stuff has really helped my shoulders feel much better in general. Seriously though if you feel pain just skip the workouts and do mobility instead. It sucks losing that gym time for sure but shoulder/knee injuries are not to be fucked with.
This warmup makes no sense to me. I'm assuming your intention is 3x5 of your work sets? If your form is falling apart drop 20% of the weight and build back up. Your time is better spent doing a little less weight with perfect form than shaking and falling. Plus if you're squatting 3 days a week (idk if you are, you should be) you'll build it back very quickly.
After testing the waters, I'm going to give OHP and bench a rest for a week.
On another note, there's this guy at my gym who's super nice, means well, and obviously pretty athletic, but he totally rolled on me with deadlift form advice that went against my better judgment (and Charly's advice) and he wouldn't leave me alone until I pulled a couple sets his way. All I wound up with was weaker pulls, two scraped knees, a sore back (not the good kind), and his thumbs up. How do I tell him to fuck off in the nicest way possible next time he does this? I go to a touchy feely new age yuppy gym where people get butt hurt easily.
I go to a gym that's built into the workplace so I have to be careful about this too. A simple smile and saying "thanks for the advice man, I'll keep that in mind" or "I've worked with a trainer in the past" works.
what way did he say to pull
If you pull more than the guy, just continue doing what you're doing. On second thought, it doesn't even matter what your numbers are.. his way is obviously not ideal for you so disregard it. It's quite possibly the more polite solution here.
I'm anxious to snatch more just so I can dispatch advice bros with a cool "I snatch more than you deadlift, so please fuck off and/or die - oh and I think you left your balls on that FLEX magazine at the counter there".
Have such a hard time activating my lats. Always end up rowing with my traps and rhomboids? Any tips on how to get better lat activation? Felt unproductive today because it was back day and my backs not even sore really.
He probably told you to pull exactly the way he does.
A common problem with guys that love giving out advice (especially on deadlifts) is that they don't realize that their way to pull might not be another's way to pull. You got to work with the positioning and technique that gives you the best leverage and works the best for your body.
db rows with strict form. keeping the db "inside" (path from shoulder to hips, not flared way out ) and thinking about pulling my elbows back (not up) and exaggerating the squeeze to contract that entire side guarantees lats lighting up
Main difference was that he started and ended the movement with his hips really low... so it was almost like he was partially squatting the weight up. Doing it his way, I couldn't keep the bar path straight AND against my legs.
Anyway, thanks Mandrake9072. Your situation sounds significantly more delicate than mine.
Think about retracting your scap, not pulling your elbows. You really don't need your elbow to go much past the plane of your back.
i think we do the same thing, you're just saying it in a different way
Yeah I know what you mean. I think ill keep doing DB rows with loose form and going really heavy, but do stricter form on other lifts. I get a really nice lat burn from facepulls. Obviously doing them wrong.
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