Welp, I think I ****ed my shoulder up. Not sure how. I did chest on Saturday, and it felt fine. Felt fine all of a Sunday. Felt fine all of yesterday, till the car ride to the gym. Anyway, I warmed up, feeling okay, DB shoulder press was 100% pain free. Military press felt a little off, so I stopped. Close grip bench was fine. Tricep pull downs seemed to hurt, but only on the initial set up, not the actual movement.
Anyway, as soon as I left the gym it got worse. There is some improvement from last night till today, but it is a very dull ache in what seems to be my medial/anterior deltoid. If I raise my arm I get a sharp, wincing pain in that area. The pain is very localized, and I have nothing anywhere else in my arm, neck, etc. There is some minor clicking-ish sounds, though I'm fairly positive this shoulder has always had them. Anything behind the back, is pain free. And, it seems like most over head activity is pretty much pain free. It's just getting my arm up there that hurts.
Also, if I stick my arm straight out in front of me, and rotate my hand, I am pain free. If its out to the side, I get pain rotating thumb down, but only at full flex of that rotation. Thumb up is fine.
I have no noticeable swelling or bruising.
I'm hoping it's just an irritation or something, but my mind is getting the best of me for sure. One thing I am aware of is that if I do lateral raises, it flares up something very similar to this. It's never been this bad, but, on the lateral raise, if heavy enough (+20lbs or more) I get this clicking in my left shoulder, and it ends up feeling similar to this now. Not sure if this is pertinent or related, but, maybe...?
Last edited by kryptonik; 05-01-2012 at 11:12 AM.
Last edited by kryptonik; 05-01-2012 at 12:27 PM.
Sometimes minor shoulder pain is exacerbated due to inflammation and the relation of tendons/nerves/muscle in that region.
how much time do you guys spend warming up? Before even touching a bar or weight? I feel like this is the cause of most injuries.
I had a pretty lame deadlift day today! After my awesome pull last week, I couldn't pull 495 for a single today!
1. nichole and I were in kind of a funk and had a pissing match right before we went into the gym. One of the few negatives of having your girlfriend as a gym partner.
2. I skipped a LOT of my workout sets and I think that jammed me up.
Years ago, I used to NEVER warm up, these days, I find the more I do, the better.
For instance, tomorrow I want to pull 530. I will attempt to warm up as such:
505x3 or more
Even that is a little light on the warm up, I may do a set at 425 and 475.
I think your guys injuries some how infected me via the web. My right shoulder is totally ****ed all of a sudden for no real reason (oh wait maybe it's because I snatch and jerk everyday).
I was having some internal rotation issues, and now I can internally rotate, but from an abducted/internally rotated position (like a snatch) I can't externally rotate without a searing pain shooting from my shoulder down into my bicep. There is also a thick band of tissue (feels like ligament) sitting near my front delt that shouldn't be there, and if I hold my arm straight out and internally rotate, it has some subluxation, and pops like a mofo.
So you guys don't do any dynamic warm up stuff before you even touch the bar? No band work directly to the muscles? Takes me about 15-20 minutes before I even get under/near a bar. Check out mobilitywod.com. Crossfit related, but good info.
After 2 weeks off I picked back up and squatted 205 for 5x5...well I tried at least...Couldn't get all of my reps I'm thinking because my breakfast was not that great...Just ran out of gas.
I am now also sore as hell more than I had ever been before which I'm thinking could be because I've been off of BCAA's and creatine for the 2 weeks as well...
For Dead lifts I do some light 225x5 Straight leg ones then go right to 315 and go up from there
For Bench I do 3x10 of lateral raises and then go bench
For both front and rear squat I do a set of 5 at 205 very slowly and sit at the bottom for a few seconds for both .
I used to not do anything since I was moving all day for work , now since I am stuck at a desk I find myself doing a little more stretching especially for my legs / hips.
But I think every person is different , I have a friend who is in better visual shape then me but he is always injured .
Last edited by Chilledman; 05-03-2012 at 11:05 AM.
This is partly the cause, I've been slacking on the warmup lately. The other factor was benching after push press, cleans, rotator and rear delt work just two days prior and not being recovered. I usually stagger any shoulder intensive days for recovery.
My warm ups usually consist of ~5 sets, ramping up to the weight I will be using, regardless of the exercise. Though, that is usually on the first lift. For example, on leg day, for squats, I'll go:
Then, I'll just jump into my other lifts, as my legs and whatnot are good to go.
On a sour note, I said something earlier this week about feeling like I almost gave myself a hernia setting up on DB bench. Well, I did. No protrusion thankfully, but the doc believes I got about as close to popping thru as possible. Not excited about it at all.
Kryptonik, how close is 275 to you workout weight?
I think I need to adjust my warmup, sometimes I feel too spent to finish my work sets.
Last week I was squatting 305. Those numbers/reps aren't set in stone. Sometimes I'll only do one rep for the last set. Sometimes I'll go from 225, to 255, to 285 to my working set. I kind of play it by year.
Not sure what the smiley is for?
Playing it by year means that sometimes I may add a set or two, depending on how I feel. It's still five or so sets give or take for warm ups, before my working sets.
edit: Yeah, I missed that joke/thread.
Last edited by kryptonik; 05-03-2012 at 05:02 PM.
my head I think
I knew what you meant. But there was just a thread on here somewhere within the past few days wherein a bunch of people butchered common sayings. I thought it was a reference to that. It's "play it by ear". For future reference.
Tried trap bar DL for the 2nd time. It seems soooo much easier, I imagine that means my quads are stronger than my posterior, correct?
worked up to 315x8, my shoulders and upper back were burning up at that point. With regular DL I would mainly do triples up to 325 or so.
Had the ****tiest workout in recent memory today. No energy. Purposely didn't take my pre workout because I want to stop using them but Jesus **** I duno if I can. I had green tea instead and it taste like hot cigarette water and made me ****.
Where do you guys go mentally to lift? I have to be listening to metal. The more aggressive the lyrics, the better. Screaming? Yes please. I imagine he's yelling at me. I zone out and tell myself that the weight is going up. I find that as soon as I question whether or not it's gonna happen, it's game over. I also need a goal number of repetitions. If I know I can do 5 but maybe not 10, but just go until failure, I'm lucky to get the 5.
I been listening to ignite station on pandora. Plays ignite, rise against, afi, bad religion, strung out, pennywise, etc
Or just think of some of the dumb things that people think here are a good idea .
Like staying on a boat as its going to get run over ....
What will set me off in a few seconds is thoughts of the years I wasted being a JW and how it has ****ed my life up and ruined my childhood and bam 600 DL no problem