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Hey all. I have noticed lately that when doing OHP I get a pop in my right shoulder. No pain. Just pops on the up portion of the movement. My hands are a little wider than shoulder width when I conduct the exercise. I'm just sitting here at work thinking about it and wondered if anyone knows of a way to prevent it since I am not an anatomy expert by any means. Will a closer hand position make a difference?
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nine0seven private msg quote post Address this user
Fix your push to pull ratio. 2 pulls to 1 push.
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SwoleAnimal private msg quote post Address this user
You gotta be really careful with that brah. If you snap that shit up you will be in a world of trouble. Do you warm up your rotator cuff at all before heavy shoulder work?
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
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Fix your push to pull ratio. 2 pulls to 1 push.


Yeah, I'll bet you've historically done way more pushes than pulls.
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Elminister private msg quote post Address this user
Lower the weight, include full range of motion, work on your form. Visit a doctor just to be sure.
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You gotta be really careful with that brah. If you snap that shit up you will be in a world of trouble. Do you warm up your rotator cuff at all before heavy shoulder work?


Ya I am considering stopping that movement for now. I don't have any pain from it....yet. And that's what worries me. I don't want to risk something severe happening. Today I only did some light warm up which I know I should've done more. But I also did a couple warm up sets with just the bar for about 6-8 reps then did a couple of those working up to work sets of 75lbs. So it wasn't exactly heavy work. But it still popped on almost every rep. Just no pain.

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Originally Posted by nine0seven
Fix your push to pull ratio. 2 pulls to 1 push.


Yeah, I'll bet you've historically done way more pushes than pulls.


I will try to. The nature of the military though includes a lot of push-ups. I will re-evaluate my lifting. I am moving to a full body routine to accommodate my schedule and need to have more endurance/cardio training so I will make sure to set that up correctly.
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
Do you do pullups? They are the antagonist of OHP. Try to build up on those and going forward like @nine0seven said, get your Pull to Push ratio to 2:1.
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Do you do pullups? They are the antagonist of OHP. Try to build up on those and going forward like @nine0seven said, get your Pull to Push ratio to 2:1.


I don't currently. At least not a whole lot. I'll make sure to get those in there to counteract what's going on. If my shit snaps I'm gonna be pissed.
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How is your form, are you standing and does your elbows flare out ?
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How is your form, are you standing and does your elbows flare out ?


I am standing yes. To be honest I don't recall if they do or not. I will watch myself in the mirror closer next time which is supposed to be in a couple days.
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@slowurroll never watch yourself in the mirror, i find if I squat in front or a mirror or anything my form goes out of the window. Just make sure your elbows tuck in pushing off and on your decent, if your shoulder is still popping then there is obviously something wrong internally. Try watching Kelly Starrett on youtube, he might have a video on shoulder popping
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slowurroll private msg quote post Address this user
@AarronStenner I will try to check him out and see if there is anything helpful. I'll be more conscious of it next time and see what happens. Thanks for the advice.
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
Check out this thread and make sure to watch the video put in there by @eknight.

http://forum.simplyshredded.com/topic/14647/anterior-vs-posterior-upper-body-training/
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@wannabemuscular thanks for that. I will give it a read.
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Little update. I did OHP today again in the gym. Brought my hands in a bit closer to being inline with my shoulders and made sure my elbows didn't flare out. Felt a lot more of the lift this time and no popping in my shoulder! Hallelujah!
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