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Old 12-25-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
Alexandre Campino
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Nagging Shoulder Pain During Strict Press

Hi to everyone,

I have a very specific shoulder pain that only shows with weight and in a very specific range of motion. The situation where I experience excessive amount of pain is:

Strict press, the bar is racked on my shoulders (externally rotated), ready to start pressing. Normally I put my arms on a 45 angle with my body. With my elbows pointing slightly to the ground.

The pain is only on my left shoulder, and it's very intensive, even on low weights (95 lbs). Furthermore the range of motion of the pain is only from the racked position (Shoulder height) until the bar reaches eye level. Afterwards the motion is pain free.

Although, if I get a bit warmer I can deal with weights that initially caused a lot of pain (like the 95 lbs) easier, but there's always a threshold weight that I can't really press in anyway such is the pain felt.

This pain is not felt during push-press, jerk, or holding weight overhead. I've been doing a lot of shoulder stability exercises, specially with kettlebells ( TGU, armbarsm windmills, etc..) and my shoulder has been stronger and more stable, but this specific pain has not vanished.

Furthermore there is a slight discomfort during push-ups and dips, but not to the point of not being able to deal with it.

Has anyone gone through this before that can give me tips?

Much appreciated
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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Re: Nagging Shoulder Pain During Strict Press

What part of your shoulder hurts? Front, back, "inside", etc.

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Old 12-29-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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Re: Nagging Shoulder Pain During Strict Press

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What part of your shoulder hurts? Front, back, "inside", etc.

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Hi Joey,

I would say inside. It's pretty hard to localize since it's such a strong pain overall, but I'd say it comes from the inside.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:41 AM   #4
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Re: Nagging Shoulder Pain During Strict Press

Hi, I saw your note and thought I would add, you should check out Kelly Starret on youtube. He has many many posts on Mobility, one of the things he references is shoulder pain in conjunction with sleep habits.. May be worth the time to look it up...
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:57 PM   #5
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Re: Nagging Shoulder Pain During Strict Press

most common thing that I see with this description is a biceps tendonitis, that can go away with holding off painful maneuvers for a while. If not helpful then get it checked out.
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Hi to everyone,

I have a very specific shoulder pain that only shows with weight and in a very specific range of motion. The situation where I experience excessive amount of pain is:

Strict press, the bar is racked on my shoulders (externally rotated), ready to start pressing. Normally I put my arms on a 45 angle with my body. With my elbows pointing slightly to the ground.

The pain is only on my left shoulder, and it's very intensive, even on low weights (95 lbs). Furthermore the range of motion of the pain is only from the racked position (Shoulder height) until the bar reaches eye level. Afterwards the motion is pain free.

Although, if I get a bit warmer I can deal with weights that initially caused a lot of pain (like the 95 lbs) easier, but there's always a threshold weight that I can't really press in anyway such is the pain felt.

This pain is not felt during push-press, jerk, or holding weight overhead. I've been doing a lot of shoulder stability exercises, specially with kettlebells ( TGU, armbarsm windmills, etc..) and my shoulder has been stronger and more stable, but this specific pain has not vanished.

Furthermore there is a slight discomfort during push-ups and dips, but not to the point of not being able to deal with it.

Has anyone gone through this before that can give me tips?

Much appreciated
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:51 PM   #6
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Re: Nagging Shoulder Pain During Strict Press

I second what Sean said. I had pretty much the exact same thing and it was diagnosed as bicep tendonitis. I had to stop using it for a few weeks (in addition to icing it multiple times a day) and then did therapy for about 2 months slowly adding weight back into the mix. Take your time or you'll be dealing with it for a long while.
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