I suffered a shoulder injury while bench pressing last summer, and took 2 months completely off of benching. For the last few months I have been consistently rehabbing and getting stronger and feeling better all the time. I can do most all lifts with no pain, but when I start to go a bit heavier with the bench press I get some discomfort and stiffness in the area of the injury. It's not the sharp pain that I had before. How much discomfort and stiffness is a normal part of rehab? I have no problem working through the pain, I just don't want to end up back at square one. I really want to get back at benching heavy again.