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Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?
Injuredy shoulder doing flys 7 years ago. Cant fully flex right side of torso. Didnt let it fully heal. Hurts after heavy bench pressing. What's wrong?
Pec injury?: Your symptoms suggest an injury to the pec major muscle. Injuries to the musculotendinous portion of the sternal 'head' of the muscle are common. ( where the muscle becomes tendon like). Complete ruptures of the pec major tendon are usually obvious and lead to a visible deformity( the lower portion of the 'axillary fold is disrupted).These require surgery commonly. See an upper extremity ors. Gl! ...Read more
No: Just need to make sure you are using good form and doing a weight that is appropriate for your goals. ...Read more
Not sure : I'm not sure what you are asking. Can you provide more info? Are you starting to lift weights or are you wanting to modify your program? ...Read more
Bench press: Seems simple, but if you want to increase your bench press, then you have to keep bench pressing. There are many different schemed available. Work with a strength coach to help you or access resources for lifting online. Make sure you are eating right and taking adequate time for rest in between chest days to allow you body time to recover. ...Read more
Possibly....: A cough can be a sign of the flu but you would also have other symptoms like fever, chills, body aches, decreased appetite, etc. Other possible causes of a nighttime cough includes bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, acute bronchitis, etc. In order to have your cough diagnosed and treated, see your doctor. ...Read more
Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...Read more
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