Forums Shoulder Pain in Pushups Re: Pain in Pushups


Kstar and Kaitlin – I wanted to add that my coach had me try your suggested pushup modification this morning where the chest goes down to the ground and then back up in two movements – kind of like inching up – but starting from a proper pushup position. He has been having me start from an inclined position but that was very slow and painful – and was more like a scapular retraction exercise rather than a pushup. 

I was very surprised at how much easier this was than any other modification I’ve tried! NO shoulder pain, NO restriction, and I was able to perform this more quickly than I expected. Thanks!