Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Special Populations

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 07-07-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
Peter Little
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8
Default Possible SLAP tear? Need advice

I've been dealing with ongoing pain in my right shoulder for about 4 months now. I don't remember any traumatic or sudden event preceding it, but do recall first really noticing it on a day of high numbers of dips. The pain is hard to duplicate, deep bench press, dips, and overhead motions seem to be the most common places where I can provoke it-based on everything I've read, seems to be suspicious for a SLAP lesion or something related?

I've been able to do the Catalyst strength gain/olympic/main site workouts for the past couple of months without it getting worse, but am concerned about continued use with heavy weight aggravating the situation. We took some videos of my lifts the other day and it was visible that my right shoulder was catching snatches in a lowered and uneven position related to my left.

At the moment I'm uninsured, but if things go right, should have good workplace coverage in the next three months sometime. I'm wondering if there are exercises which should just be avoided-olympics/strength lifts which maintain shoulder strength and chest strength without aggravating it?-Are there modifications I could do that help to maintain/strength gain for the next few months but go easy on the shoulder until I can get better professional attention on it? Im assuming that maybe snatch and jerk might be out, but possibly cleans, deadlifts, squatting? bench press with limited depth? other ideas, particularly compounds which still maintain chest and shoulder strength without aggravating the injury? Pull-ups haven't seemed to bother it? I've been working the Diesel Crew shoulder rehab protocals for weeks now, and feel like Ive got stable shoulder girdles...

Anyone with more experience have any thoughts on this?

Peter Little
Peter Little is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
Products & Services
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator