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Sack531
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Member since Jul 2019
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GSLP: shoulder pain help
I started a GSLP workout about 4 weeks ago and I'm making good progress. The problem is, I've been having a ton of pain in my shoulder due to a rotator cuff injury. I want to continue, but the presses are to much for me with any significant weight. Is there anything I can do and still get some gains?


boxcarbarney
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: GSLP: shoulder pain help
Others here know better than I, but have you tried push presses? The movement allows you to move weight through the same range of motion, and it may not stress your shoulders as much.


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DeafJam73
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
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re: GSLP: shoulder pain help
It’s hard to answer without knowing the extent of the injury and what caused it. I would suggest you stop doing OHP until the injury heals or maybe use dumbbells instead. With the dumbbells, you could use a lighter one on the shoulder that hurts until you’re healed up. So really, you need to heal.


lsu777
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westlake
Member since Jan 2004
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re: GSLP: shoulder pain help
Its not set in stone that you have to do press, if it hurts stop. Does it hurt using dumbbells in a neutral grip?

What push exercises can you do that don't cause pain?


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Sack531
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2019
190 posts

re: GSLP: shoulder pain help
I'm starting physical therapy in 2 weeks. I can't do anything over my head. Incline bench is still ok. I can do db presses as long as I keep it light. Thanks for the help.


Weekend Warrior79
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Member since Aug 2014
6348 posts

re: GSLP: shoulder pain help
Bets advice I can give is don't push through the pain, screwed up my knees & l shoulder doing this.

When you go to PT, ask the therapist what complimenting exercises you can do to help develop the muscles around where your injury is. The therapist should help you go through a few to see what you can tolerate, and you can do these to help develop the area which may allow you to get back to doing these exercises. A big group of exercises my therapist had me doing involved extremely low weights to develop the smaller muscles around my pecs & shoulders.


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