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    Hi. Site looks awesome. I frequented the Chemical Anarchy board a bit before. Some people here may recognize me from other sites. I train very similar to DC's recomendations (very similar, very very similar. In fact, I had tried his previous recomendation of 2 on 1 off 2 on 2 off, and found it was too much, so switched back to my normal routine. Now I see he is mostly recomending what I normally do. LOL. The biggest difference is sometimes my sets are just taken to positive failure depending how I feel and sometimes I omit legs from my training due to sever tendonitis in my calves from having collapsing arches).

    So here's why I am posting. I've got a question about flat benching. I have a major problem with my shoulder. The ROM in my right shoulder isn't the greatest because of reconstructive surgery I had when I was 14 (almost 10 years ago, ATV accident). I haven't been able to find a comfortable position for inclines except in the Hammer Strength incline machine (even on the smith machine, a slight incline has caused searing pain in my poor shoulder with only 90lbs on the bar). Unfortunetly, my home town doesn't have a Hammer incline. I can do overhead pressing movements, but only on machines at just the right angle. What I have been doing for chest is machine presses, flat smith presses, and different flyes (dumbbell and machine). I have never had any pain in my shoulders/chest while doing these movements. What should I watch out for so as not to injure myself? My weights have been getting heavy (relative to what I used to do) so I am concerned about pec tears/shoulder injuries.

    Thanks very much.

    jn6047

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    jn6047 what they'll probably recommend is upping your repetitions to somewhere between 15-30 reps, to avoid injury.
    Good luck!


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      jn6047, Its nice to see you on this board, jimpaul said it perfect on the high reps, like DC said if you have no choice then keep the reps higher, and concentrate on perfect form, nice contolled negatives.

      Do you have access to any Decline Benches or Machines, see if that feels good on your shoulder.

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      • #4
        Thanks guys. I do have a decline bench available, but don't care much for the pressure it puts on my shoulder. As far as increasing the reps, would that be 15 total if I was rest pausing, or would that be for a straight set? Thanks again. I'll be around here often if no one objects. Mr. DC is quite the intelligent man, not too many of those around to learn from.

        jn6047

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        • #5
          jn6047, Go for 11-15 reps r/p for your workset...
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          • #6
            Thanks very much. That's not far off from what I'm doing now.

            jn6047

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