Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pain in the AC joint = bad news!

At the end of my last cycle, I felt an increased pain at the top of my left shoulder. I have had the ''piano key'' poping up for a while whenever I was doing to much pressing or perhaps even before, but I can't clearly remeber. I asked around, but it never felt like anything important. After a little research, it seems it could be getting worse and I should pay a lot of attention to it if I don't want to end up on the surgery table.

So far, there are only 2 pressing movements that don't hurt : strict kettlebell press and the handstand push ups. Any horizontal forward press is sensitive, even the landmine press, dumbell floor press and turkish get up. So, I'm going to use the painfree movements instead and reduce the pressing to 2-3 times a week. I will add some more pulling and shoulders prevention movements I piked from Eric Cressey 2 days/week. Icing and rehab exercices and we'll see how that goes.

Everything seems under control and I believe I should be go to go if I'm really careful. Fingers crossed!