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Very bad shoulder pain.
« on: September 10, 2011, 11:08:41 pm »
My friend injured his shoulder benching. He said he was benching powerlifting style (slight back arch, elbows slightly tucked).

He got up to a 5RM, and on the last rep, his right arm was higher than his right (thus the bar wasn't level) and he felt some pain in his right shoulder. He didn't want to fail the lift since he didn't have a spotter, so he muscled up the rep and then he heard a loud crack and he had plenty of pain.

Currently, he experiences NO pain in these movements/poses:
- "Jesus pose"
- The Y pose from the YMCA
- Any movement where the hand is still below shoulder level causes no pain.

He experiences the MOST pain in these movements/poses:
- "Hitler pose" and higher

Sorry for the unorthodox pose explanations there, no offense intended, but that was the easiest way I could explain it.

Anyone know what may have happened and how to treat the shoulder?
From what I know, he has zero postural problems and is VERY flexible and mobile.
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