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Anyone familiar with this exercise?
These were suggested to me to improve rotator cuff stability, and I cant find a way to perform them without an awful click in my shoulder, both dumbbell and barbell.
I can no longer bench without pain in my shoulder so Im dedicating a day just for improving my shoulder girdle strength and stability.
Any suggestions on how to perform these properly, or any other moves that might help?
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They should be done light- like really light, and with DBs, not a barbell. At what point of the movement are you getting clicking, does it occur with other movements, and is it painful? FWIW, I wouldn't try to dedicate a day to improving shoulder stability. That's definitely not the best approach; rather, I'd incorporate several shoulder stability movements on every upper body day, at least 2-3 times a week. Your goal here is not to increase hypertrophy, but rather to improve functional strength of the glenohumeral and scapular stabilizers for improved mobility and stability. -3X
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The clicking occurs about halfway through the movement, mostly in my left shoulder. I get the same click with incline DB presses; sometimes with incline BB press, but it goes away with a wider grip and tucked elbows.

Thanks for the tips, I'll toss in the extra work after my presses. I already got rid of the uh..ahem...behind the neck presses.
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Is there pain associated with the noise? -3X
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@MoarIron Try doing the external rotations with your upper arm supported like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSmTVTslmuE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AzsSvjeF8E

I add some rotation work to my upper days like @eknight suggested to you.
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It hurts a bit when I feel the click, but it goes away quickly. I've always stopped in the middle of a lift when this happened, so I dont know if this pain would perist if kept pushing through it.
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@MoarIron Try doing the external rotations with your upper arm supported like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSmTVTslmuE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AzsSvjeF8E

I add some rotation work to my upper days like @eknight suggested to you.


I just tried this at home and seems a bit better. I still feel some discomfort in that shoulder, but I feel that i can position myself where its almost not a problem. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to work on these next time I'm at the gym.
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Well as long as there isn't significant pain with it, I'd do those Cubans and have a look at this as well: https://www.defrancostraining.com/3-weeks-to-a-jacked-upper-back/ -3X
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That link is great, I'm going to have a go at it tomorrow. I perform tons of face pulls, but have been wanting more variety of external rotation exercises.
Thanks for the tips guys
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