Started lifting regularly again for about 4 months (after taking off about a year) and have been making gains every week. The last few weeks i've noticed pain in my shoulders when doing incline bench and OH presses. The best i can describe is a shooting pain that occurs at the bottom of my motion. The only things that come to mind would be my rotator cuff or tendon. Anyone have any experience with this? Currently i plan to take a week off and/or deload to see if it helps..if not i'm headed to the doc.
This leads me to my second question. How much of a weight reduction to you all use when you deload? 1/2? My other option would be to take a week off all together since I havent done so since i started.