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    My left shoulder joint

    Left joint problem (doing pushup- it hurts a little)what should I do

    #2
    Hi Tmasker could you be more specific?

    First of all, I'd say check your form. Are your arms at the same angle? Are you favouring one side when you push? What push-ups are you doing, and what angle are your arms at?

    Where does your shoulder hurt? Front? Side? Back?

    What kind of pain are you feeling? Is it a sharp pain or more of a dull ache? Does it come on at a certain point in the push-up or is it there from the start?

    I know, lots of questions but the more information you can provide, the more the collective can help.

    Edit: as to what you could do: drop to doing push-ups from your knees. Your shoulder will have to carry less weight.

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      #3
      I feel like my arms create an angle lower than 90degree, no favourie side, just normal pushup, it hurts like at a little point (on my shoulder, may be at the back,) i feel it when i push the ground to raise my body up, just a dull ache
      Also, i have been doin many pushups(the gravity program) and i dont feel like this before so it must be sth else

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        #4
        Tmasker are you balancing push ups out with back exercises? If not, that might be an easy fix though it will take time and consistency.

        Bent over rows and upright rows w/ bands work well. You can adjust the direction of pull in both exercises to target different areas of the back.
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        I imagine you mainly want to target the latissimus dorsal or the lats but no harm in strengthening the traps either.
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        What you're describing sounds to me (and I'm not an expert but I do have personal experience and a wider community knowledge base) a pretty common issue with muscle imbalance from a lot of chest work.

        Edit: Don’t expect improvement overnight. It’s gonna take awhile. If you have bands, I’d start there with standing rows. Loop the band around a door knob and use the lats as much as possible. It’s easy to engage the biceps and traps so you have to be intentional in feeling it out.

        To prevent using too much bicep, I find it helpful to put my arms in a tensed position (similar to lock out position but keeping muscle tension) and only using my back to squeeze the band.

        You could start with every other day 3 sets of 12 reps and progress to everyday. After a couple months - when you’ve stopped feeling pain in the shoulder, you can add heavier bent over dumbbell rows 2-3 x per week Starting with lighter weight at 3x12 and moving up in weight, if possible, to 3x6

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          #5
          sound good

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