Forums Shoulder Pain In Rotator Cuff While Pressing w/ Pronated Grip. Re: Pain In Rotator Cuff While Pressing w/ Pronated Grip.

AvatarJohn Greeniaus

Hey, Kaitlin. Thank you for your response! LIke I’d mentioned I haven’t done much pronated grip pressing in a while in hopes that whatever is sketchy in there heals up. I did go retest the other day using just the bar while paying particular attention to form in the strict press. I paid close attention to everything you’d mentioned. Using just the bar, I’m relatively pain free, not great, but ok. Add 20lbs on there and the pain is present. Again, this is solely in a pronated position. Is there something internally within the shoulder that could be shifted out of the way when using a neutral grip, say with DB’s? 

I’m sure my form was shitty all the years prior, which is probably why I’m in this situation to begin with. Though, when paying strict attention to form now, the aforementioned pain is still there. Which is to be expected. It’s not going to correct itself overnight. There’s obviously some issues within the shoulder that need to be addressed. I’m just trying to get a better idea in general as to where to focus my efforts. 
Before I discovered Kelly’s book and this website my (upper body) mobility efforts consisted of foam rolling on the thoracic spine and lats. Occasionally taking a tennis ball to the rear delt area and focusing on finding some trigger points. Same thing on the pecs. Not really scheduled, focused effort, moreso just when I’d think about it. I’d also do band dislocates daily. I’m now using a PVC pipe to do those as PVC helps me keep my arms straight.   

ROM only ‘seems’ restricted when i put my left hand on my right shoulder and try to raise my left elbow vertically, I feel a bit impinged once my elbow reaches eye level.  

If need be I can take profile pictures to assess any postural issues. I don’t believe my shoulders are internally rotated while standing. 

I really appreciate your help!