wannalift wrote:my shoulders on the other hand are quite scary. if i do a windmill my shoulder is at best poppy and at worst like grinding gears. again, it doesn't hurt, just doesn't sound right. i'll go to get it checked out by a doctor.........someday :roll:
Sounds a bit like mine. Until a couple of months ago on some days I could feel the tendon clicking if I rotated my arm, and in certain positions my shoulder would almost sieze up and become painful. I suspect this was due to many years benching, not doing enough external rotation work, and having what sounds like a hooked acromion. I also have very tight pecs and lats which doesn't help. For the last couple of months on my pressing days I've been doing lots of band dislocates, behind the neck band pulldowns, cable scarecrows and a lot of lat and pec stretching. I've also been applying a heat spray before benching, wearing a sweatshirt and being more liberal with the warmups than before. On pulling days I've been doing high cable rows and face pulls. For the last month I've had no problems with my shoulder at all.