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AvatarNathan Richer

from what you said, i would back off the “lifting to failure” part. unless you are competitive body builder and are looking for hypertrophy, i would say that teasing failure can be counterproductive as you imply. you may start compensating like crazy in order to push out that last rep and start using muscles that you shouldn’t be using in that movement.

lay down on the ground and put a lacrosse ball on that tender place. pause on a hard spot and then move the arm up overhead and then back down to your side. you can also move it out and around like doing half a snow angel. move the ball to other points all around the scapula, and up and down along the spine, and repeat arm movements in every new place.