I am a Masters Powerlifter who competes in the WNPF & USAPL (so far).
I am trying to heal my shoulder. It's been bothering me when I bench for a couple of years. I am doing Rotator Cuff exercises, and I'm not sure if I have any kind of a tear. I'm not going to get an MRI, so I'll probably never know.
When I bench full ROM Raw, this is what happens: my training partner keeps letting me know that the bar is uneven when I get somewhere around mid-range in my decent. I think it's pain in my left shoulder that makes me turn the bar. When I press the bar up, it remains uneven. He's an experienced and knowlegable lifter. He think that I have to work on and correct this problem before I can make any serious gains.
I recently hit 245 X 1 in the Floor Press and 225 X 1 in the Incline Press, but missed a 255 X 1 Bench Press.
I would appreciate your input if you can think of anything.