Two weeks ago I tweaked something in my right shoulder. It happened when I was doing wide grip pull-ups. Following the 'if it hurts see a doctor' thing (for once) I've made an appointment. The earliest is early next year (mid January) which means that by the time I see a doc I'll most likely be healed (maybe poorly). God bless doctor shortages.
Last week I ran through some really light sets to see what hurt and what didn't.
Fine: Standing military press, Bent over BB rows, SLDL, BB curl, Standing Lat Raise, Shrugs
Questionable: Deadlift, Bench Press, Assisted Dips
Sucked: DB shoulder press (negative portion), Hammer Curl, DB Bench, French Press, Lat Pull Down, Pull Up, cleaning the bathtub, eating, touching my left shoulder with my right hand
Shoulders are already my weakest group. I really don't want to take a few months off working my upper body until the doctor can poke me three times and go 'you're fine'. I can do a lot of exercises without bugging it... should I focus on those?
And what the hell could I have tweaked?
The Reconstruction Project (Journal)
Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%
Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3
Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg