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    xbloodyfeetx is offline Member
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    There is something that has been bothering me lately and this problem is my press. My pull is now approaching 400lbs at a bodyweight of 160. However my press, I have failed to pay attention to until recently. After all overhead pressing there is a pain in my shoulder once my arm has risen to a 90 angle with the ground. What is the problem here? Poor form I am assuming but can anyone give any input?

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    Darren Best is offline Member
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    Flip over.

    Start doing headstand and handstand holds, followed by head stand pushups.

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    xbloodyfeetx is offline Member
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    I do them and have done them and they are not too terrible of a challenge for my intended rep range anymore and I have had similar experiences with them as well.

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    I'd recommend seeing someone skilled in FMS to evaluate if you have mobility issues that are preventing you from pressing in a strong, stable position. Shouldn't take long to identify and you should be able to walk away with some homework to do work on those mobility concerns.

    You could always provide a clip of you pressing and show it to the world for eval...
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    You didnt mention how much weight you are using, your set/rep scheme, rest periods and how much recovery you are allowing between training sessions.

    Also you didnt mention the range of motion you are using on headstand/handstand pushups.

    Are you using blocks or paralettes to get hands to shoulder ROM?

    Can you do wall slides?

    Are you working pull/chin ups?

    What other back work are you doing?

    You are correct in assuming that pain indicates something is wrong, but without seeing (video) or telling us particulars we cannot make much of a guess.

    I found a huge difference between weighted presses and inverted presses, thus at this point I much prefer inverted, my shoulders are very happy about that and making excellent progress.

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