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    So all of a sudden when doing lateral raises on my left side I can't do them anymore. Even lowering the weight significantly (from 8 to 5) doesn't help.

    But now whenever I try to start the movement fairly early on there is like a pop or I can feel this movement in my delts/shoulder and I have to stop.

    I have no idea what changed, I used to be able to do them fine (right side is also fine). There is no pain either, a little when I feel that movement but I stop tensing and it's gone.

    Could I have just overdone it on a previous session? Rest it out?
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    So all of a sudden when doing lateral raises on my left side I can't do them anymore. Even lowering the weight significantly (from 8 to 5) doesn't help.

    But now whenever I try to start the movement fairly early on there is like a pop or I can feel this movement in my delts/shoulder and I have to stop.

    I have no idea what changed, I used to be able to do them fine (right side is also fine). There is no pain either, a little when I feel that movement but I stop tensing and it's gone.

    Could I have just overdone it on a previous session? Rest it out?
    I'm no expert but you should probably let them rest for at least a week. Make sure you stretch before and after as well; ie to loosen the rotator cuffs. I'd probably drop the weight as well for the time being, and build it back up again. That way you'll start to realise whether the problem has disappeared or whether it's still persisting.
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    Possibly over training. Is this the first exercise you are doing? I know many people that do bench press before shoulders and can't do **** on shoulders after as they arn't benching properly. Try starting with shoulders on shoulder day
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    (Original post by NoahMal)
    Possibly over training. Is this the first exercise you are doing? I know many people that do bench press before shoulders and can't do **** on shoulders after as they arn't benching properly. Try starting with shoulders on shoulder day
    It was the first exercise actually today. I think I know what caused it now. On Monday I used a machine for shoulders, and I bet I raised it way too high. With dumbbells it's always easy to tell once you hit horizontal and IIRC that machine kinda made you push further, stupid ****, so I probably went too hard, too high then.

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    I'm no expert but you should probably let them rest for at least a week. Make sure you stretch before and after as well; ie to loosen the rotator cuffs. I'd probably drop the weight as well for the time being, and build it back up again. That way you'll start to realise whether the problem has disappeared or whether it's still persisting.


    Good idea, I would rest til Monday anyway now, probably try then with a low weight!
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    It was the first exercise actually today. I think I know what caused it now. On Monday I used a machine for shoulders, and I bet I raised it way too high. With dumbbells it's always easy to tell once you hit horizontal and IIRC that machine kinda made you push further, stupid ****, so I probably went too hard, too high then.





    Good idea, I would rest til Monday anyway now, probably try then with a low weight!
    I would never lock out all the way, Always go 80 percent to full lock out aswell as 20 percent to full stretch as that is the perfect zone.
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    (Original post by NoahMal)
    I would never lock out all the way, Always go 80 percent to full lock out aswell as 20 percent to full stretch as that is the perfect zone.
    Yea, exactly, I even remember when I started out watching youtube video on good form on this...ah well hopefully a week's rest will do the trick. If not I am soon off on holiday for a month anyway so plenty of recovery.
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    Yea, exactly, I even remember when I started out watching youtube video on good form on this...ah well hopefully a week's rest will do the trick. If not I am soon off on holiday for a month anyway so plenty of recovery.
    Icepack should reduce the swelling and pain
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    (Original post by NoahMal)
    Icepack should reduce the swelling and pain
    That's the point, there isn't actually any pain or swelling. Just when I perform that upward motion on the shoulder (with weight, without it's fine too).
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    It's either too heavy for you, you're injured or your form is miles off
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    It's either too heavy for you, you're injured or your form is miles off
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    Without a video of you doing it, how strong your other lifts are, it's impossible to be definite

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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Without a video of you doing it, how strong your other lifts are, it's impossible to be definite

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    Considering I said I used to be able to do this fine for some time, it really can't be two of those three.
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    Considering I said I used to be able to do this fine for some time, it really can't be two of those three.
    You can do something for a while and be doing it wrong the whole time or develop problematic form. You can also get weaker. If anything you're not injured if there's no pain or distinct lack of ROM in your shoulder joint
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    It's your rear delts that are weak...

    Everyone has strong front delts from benching and for u strong side delts from lateral raises.

    Learn how to increase your rear delt strength and u will be ok
 
 
 
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