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Cables or Dumbell: I would recommend you consider doing all overhead presses and pulldowns in front of you rather than behind. Also try and keep a firm neutral spine posture to prevent secondary spine issues. Dumbells allow greater freedom of motion and allow you to build some secondary stabilizers. Using isolateral cables may also let you achieve similar results. ...Read more
Bands: You may try some band work depending on your reasons for stopping overhead press. With this you are working your back and arms. Resistance bands can help this as well. May also consider adding rows, pull backs/pull a parts and pull downs. ...Read more
Military presses etc. Should cause you no trouble if you don't overdo things.
At 15 you are getting closer to reaching your maximum height - usually between age 15-18.
Have your pediatrician send you a copy of your growth curves - you are most likely to be on the curve or a bit taller. You should only be concerned if you are growing below the curve. ...Read more
I was doing shoulder press (machine) and I felt pain under my armpit, I stopped workout (20 days back). can u help about my condition?
Difficult to say: Arm pit pain can be rather difficult to diagnose. You wouldn't expect a muscular injury in that region from shoulder press, but the underlying shoulder joint and deep shoulder stabilizers could have been injured. If you still have symptoms 3 wks out, you better get checked out. ...Read more
Ache on top of shoulder press down on it cause ache, ache increases lying down certain movements cause ache as well some time travels down arm
Shoulder ache: At your age I don't think you have arthritis of the shoulder, but tendonitis is a definite possibility unless you can recall a specific shoulder injury causing a sprain. I recommend trying a week of anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms persist consult an orthopedic specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Is legs and shoulder workout may stop height (squats, shoulder press, leg press) im 18 years old?
Does doing dead lifts, bench press, squat, shoulder press on daily basis increase testosterone levels? As all include spine activity!
My both elbow joints are clicking while doing any triceps workout or bench press/ shoulder press or pushups for 1 yr. I have no pain. Is it normal?
Normal clicking: Clicking in a joint can be due to lots of different things. Nearly 99.9% of the time though if it isn't painful you aren't doing any damage. Clicking can be caused by tendons slipping over the joint or a bony prominence or the joint capsule rubbing on the joint or tendons. If it becomes painful you need to back off. ...Read more
Deltoid: Major muscle involved is your anterior deltoid. Your pectoralis major is also significantly involved. Triceps help with extension of your elbow. Supraspinatous, trapezius, serratus are also involved in the glide of the shoulder/scapula in this movement. ...Read more
Recruit big &balance: Learning to recruit your bigger muscles will help. Think kinetic chain and muscle balance front to back. So strengthen your core, latissimus dorsi, pectoralis muscles, biceps, triceps, brachioradialis, etc. Therefore pull ups, dips, clean and jerks, abs, back extensions, pushups, planks will all help with shoulder presses. Be safe, listen to your body and get medical advice before starting. ...Read more
Everytime I do shoulder presses or any chest exercise my shoulder clicks and cracks. What can I do to prevent that?
Shoulder click: If it doesn't hurt I wouldn't be concerned. If it does I would consider lifting with a personal trainer. They may show you better positions to lift within. Physical therapy can help as well. They can show you stabilization excercises particularly to position the shoulder blade in better positions bio mechanically. You may have a structural injury that leads to clicking. Start with your pcp. ...Read more
Ruq pain x 4 mo rad to back and shoulder. Strong press in ru back had this 5 years ago. Lasted about 6 months and went away. No dx. Now hap again?
Upper back: Look like the gall stone & stomach problems are out by endoscopy & ercp. Not clear about MRI chest or abdomen? Recent or on last attack? Need again fresh look with chest/thoracic spine mri/ ct enhanced to see ascending aorta for dissection, compressing tumor in chest or spine nerve compression. Blue color means vascular compromise. Need more details. Please see your doctor and wish you good health. ...Read more
I have pain in my shoulder when I lift my arm above my head and stretch it upward. The pain is not severe, however it impedes me from performing shoulder/bench press. It's as if there is no strength in my shoulder. Is it a Rotator cuff issue?
Likely tendinitis: Pain with overhead activities in young adults is less likely a frank rotator cuff tear and more commonly bursitis or rotator cuff tendinitis, both amenable to rehabilitation, rest, NSAIDs. An MRI may become indicated for recalcitrant symptoms. An orthopaedic evaluation would be very beneficial. You could also have a superior or posterosuperior labral tear (SLAP). ...Read more
Lift less weight: Until you find out what is damaged and get it fixed and healed, lift less weight. ...Read more
Have pain in my shoulder, when I press it radiates to my head. Having dull headaches in back of head...Brain tumor?
Muscle aches&brainCA: Most individuals in your age group would most likely have knotted up shoulder and neck muscles which will radiate to your head and give you regular headaches. Brain cancer usually causes balance changes, am headaches, nausea, seizures, focal neurological changes. You really need to massage your neck and shoulders on a regular basis and try to relax with deep breathing. ...Read more
Have upper abdomin discomfort and pain, months now. Gp suspects a hiatal hernia. Now noticed referred shoulder pain when press below the ribs centre of abdomin. Does this influence urgency of being seen? Referred to hospital but no appointment yet
Gallstones?: Have you had any imaging done? Upper abdominal discomfort can be many things. Gallbladder disease can present as you describe. That is best evaluated with ultrasound. CT scan may be helpful as well, and will identify a hiatal hernia. The most common symptom of hiatal hernia is heartburn that's hard to treat. ...Read more
Chest press, shoulder pain, back pain, cheek pain and neck pain for over 1 week. Could this be early warning signs of a heart attack?
Not likely: The pain seems to be involving different areas of your body, is it mostly left sided? The duration also, 1 week, is not consistent with angina or chest pain due to cardiac disease. A search for alternate causes for the pain is recommended. Please do talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
My shoulder hurts when I press a point on it. It started since I started carrying my school bag and it's not going away. Is there something wrong?
I'm 30 yo. 250lb. Muscular. Always sore btwn shoulder blades. If someone press and crack my back, I feel better. Should I stop lifting weights? Swim?
Hard to say: Unfortunately without a physical examination, it's almost impossible to say. Conservatively, I'd suggest taking it easy with the weights; you might benefit from Aleve, (naproxen) the Tiger Balm patch and a TENS unit (they're over the counter now) to see if it improves over a week or 2. If it persists/gets worse, see your doctor for further evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more
When I do a bench-press my shoulder joint clicks. At times in the morning, my hip-femur joint clicks climbing steps. The clicks pain sometimes*. Why?
Normal joints: At your age it is usually normal to have click sounds during exercise except if you a medical condition causing hyperlaxity joints. ...Read more
Can 2 chronic issues be connected from separate injuries a yr ago: groin strain (b-ball) & upper back, shoulders & chest from lifting (military press/external shoulder cable rotation)? Nerve related?!
Unlikely: Go and see an orthopedist. These are not related and not likely to be neurologically related. ...Read more
Shoulder pain: While weightlifting could be from the acromioclavicular joint, the rotator cuff, the glenohumeral joint or a combination of all three. First proper mechanics are needed. Second one must make certain that there not any underlying issues. Finally often reducing the weight helps. And spending some time strengthening the smaller muscles of the shoulder girdle such as building up rotators and the biceps and triceps and the trapezius. ...Read more