SC and possibly AC degeneration

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    John Cruickshank
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    Hi Joe,

    I’ve been having issues with my shoulder while benching since last fall. Due to gyms being closed and Covid, it’s been less of an issue but I’m getting garage gym equipment delivered this week and I’d like to get back into it. At some point last year, my shoulders started popping/clicking while doing bench press – any kind really, barbell, dumbbell, “A press”, etc. – and also when doing dumbbell fly. It’s a little painful during the workout but is also sore for a day or two after. It mostly happens as my muscles start to fatigue. It doesn’t seem to bother me much when I do banded or cable fly, push ups, TRX push ups. I’ve been working with a physical therapist a little to try to figure out how to treat it but we haven’t quite found out what works yet. I saw an orthopedic surgeon last year and he suggested surgery but said he couldn’t be certain that there wouldn’t continue to be rubbing/popping/clicking, so I though I’d try to rehab it instead. Do you have any suggestions on ways I can A) work out my chest in ways that are comfortable (in addition to what I’ve mentioned), and/or B) rehab my shoulder so that it doesn’t hurt while benching? I know there’s other ways to work my chest and I’m open to them, but at some point it would be nice to get back to bench and dumb bell fly as well.

    Thanks for all the great info and videos!
    John

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    Joe
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    Hi Joe,

    I’ve been having issues with my shoulder while benching since last fall. Due to gyms being closed and Covid, it’s been less of an issue but I’m getting garage gym equipment delivered this week and I’d like to get back into it. At some point last year, my shoulders started popping/clicking while doing bench press – any kind really, barbell, dumbbell, “A press”, etc. – and also when doing dumbbell fly. It’s a little painful during the workout but is also sore for a day or two after. It mostly happens as my muscles start to fatigue. It doesn’t seem to bother me much when I do banded or cable fly, push ups, TRX push ups. I’ve been working with a physical therapist a little to try to figure out how to treat it but we haven’t quite found out what works yet. I saw an orthopedic surgeon last year and he suggested surgery but said he couldn’t be certain that there wouldn’t continue to be rubbing/popping/clicking, so I though I’d try to rehab it instead. Do you have any suggestions on ways I can A) work out my chest in ways that are comfortable (in addition to what I’ve mentioned), and/or B) rehab my shoulder so that it doesn’t hurt while benching? I know there’s other ways to work my chest and I’m open to them, but at some point it would be nice to get back to bench and dumb bell fly as well.

    Thanks for all the great info and videos!
    John

    #22732
    John Cruickshank
    Participant

    [quote quote=0]Hi Joe,

    I’ve been having issues with my shoulder while benching since last fall. Due to gyms being closed and Covid, it’s been less of an issue but I’m getting garage gym equipment delivered this week and I’d like to get back into it. At some point last year, my shoulders started popping/clicking while doing bench press – any kind really, barbell, dumbbell, “A press”, etc. – and also when doing dumbbell fly. It’s a little painful during the workout but is also sore for a day or two after. It mostly happens as my muscles start to fatigue. It doesn’t seem to bother me much when I do banded or cable fly, push ups, TRX push ups. I’ve been working with a physical therapist a little to try to figure out how to treat it but we haven’t quite found out what works yet. I saw an orthopedic surgeon last year and he suggested surgery but said he couldn’t be certain that there wouldn’t continue to be rubbing/popping/clicking, so I though I’d try to rehab it instead. Do you have any suggestions on ways I can A) work out my chest in ways that are comfortable (in addition to what I’ve mentioned), and/or B) rehab my shoulder so that it doesn’t hurt while benching? I know there’s other ways to work my chest and I’m open to them, but at some point it would be nice to get back to bench and dumb bell fly as well.

    Thanks for all the great info and videos!
    John

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    Great info Joe, I’ll definitely give the bench a break and start incorporating more shoulder activations and take it from there. Appreciate the help! 👊🏻

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