After each of my two working sets I feel a pain in the area between my collar bone and my back, I feel it primarily just after I finish the set, but it tends to linger after I've finished benching. I don't think it's anything serious as It's never troubled me at home. Any comments would be appreciated?
I am new here ;
You may of hurt yourself doing some other excercise, or maybe the bench is not the proper size, for some are different in size which the back rest on.
Thanks for your reply Butch.
While I bench I squeeze my shoulders together and push my chest out, may this cause any problem?
Have you been benching for a while.
Over a year now, started when I started lifting
But the pain has only been recent, like only a week
The area between your collar bone and your back? Wouldnt' that be your traps?
"squeezing" your delts on the bench press isnt the best idea from what i know. however, powerlifters use the rear delts as a supporting muscle group to push the weight up, but they dont squeeze it. on a bodybuilder stance, the only muscles that should be "squeezing" are the pecs.
how is your form?
*check out this training video of milos sarcev: http://thefitshow.com/week3/milos_chest_large.htm *
he discusses bench pressing and other chest workouts from a bodybuilder stance
Last edited by jtteg_x; 10-11-2005 at 02:26 AM. Reason: added in milos clip
Do some rotator cuff excersises, stop squeezing, and tuck youre elbows in. Are youre shoulder flat on the bench when you lift?
If you're having pain in your subclavicular area (which I'm not sure, but sounds like where you're describing), you've injured yourself and you're going to have to take a little time to recover... I really think that listening to that Milos Sarcev video and following that is going to aggravate your shoulder...
Thanks for all your help guys I really appreciate the time you took to help me out.
I think the best and most sensible thing to do would be to take a little time off and hope that it comes better