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    Barbell Medicine,

    For about two years now I have had non specific reoccurring shoulder pain and discomfort. This seems to have started about a year after I started serious resistance training. Is had become more of a concern of mine in the last 6 months as the symptoms seems more persistent. Currently, I feel shoulder pain more prominently in the a.m. with most movements of the shoulder, espicially flexion. As the day continues it seems to die down, but the pain/discomfort associated with flexion continues. Activities that require external rotation like brushing my hair or changing clothing on the upper body are quite troublesome. About 6 months ago I saw a chiropractor for five weeks about this and the treatments/"corrective exercises" he gave me were not effective. I just got off the hypertrophy template and ran the bulk of it with no issues. A few weeks ago the pain started to flare up again. I am working on preparing for a powerlifitng meet in a few month and would like to work on improving or fixing this. The only lifts that are even somewhat problematic are the press and bench press. When I expirience pain during the movements it is relatively minor, but uncomfortable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am 21 years of age, 6 feet tall,. 185 lbs, and I have a 32 inch waist. Thank you.

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    Hey, check these out from Dr Baraki:

    Pain in training: What do?

    4 Steps For Managing Pain In The Gym

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    • #3
      I was hoping for some more specific advise. Thank you.

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        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
        Barbell Medicine,

        For about two years now I have had non specific reoccurring shoulder pain and discomfort. This seems to have started about a year after I started serious resistance training. Is had become more of a concern of mine in the last 6 months as the symptoms seems more persistent. Currently, I feel shoulder pain more prominently in the a.m. with most movements of the shoulder, espicially flexion. As the day continues it seems to die down, but the pain/discomfort associated with flexion continues. Activities that require external rotation like brushing my hair or changing clothing on the upper body are quite troublesome. About 6 months ago I saw a chiropractor for five weeks about this and the treatments/"corrective exercises" he gave me were not effective. I just got off the hypertrophy template and ran the bulk of it with no issues. A few weeks ago the pain started to flare up again. I am working on preparing for a powerlifitng meet in a few month and would like to work on improving or fixing this. The only lifts that are even somewhat problematic are the press and bench press. When I expirience pain during the movements it is relatively minor, but uncomfortable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am 21 years of age, 6 feet tall,. 185 lbs, and I have a 32 inch waist. Thank you.
        [email protected] Hey, sorry to hear about your shoulder issues. Given the persistency of symptoms, I'd recommend getting a consult with us so we can address your concerns and collaboratively design a game plan to aid with your goals. If that isn't feasible at tis time, the links provided above are our best attempts at providing self-guidance through issues like you are describing. Here is a link for our intake paperwork for our consultation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...ilUWA/viewform

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