Shoulder blade stress while bench pressing!

  • MattyC0709

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    May 05, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    Lately when I'm using the bench press machine, I feel as if my left shoulder blade is going to snap when I'm putting down the weight. Am I benching in a bad position? Has anyone ever experienced this?

    Thanks in advance... icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • auryn

    Posts: 2061

    May 05, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    Just had that same feeling today actually. I think it was because I wasn't centered on the bench and beneath the weights properly.
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    May 06, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    I also get this during/after the bench press (free weight), and also when holding the bar during a squat. But only in one shoulder blade... my right.

    Anyone got ideas?
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    May 06, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    Try squeezing your shoulder blades. You can also use dumbbells instead of the bar to minimize shoulder pain.