Shoulder pain while doing dips is common … so … many people who work out just avoid doing dips. But is that the answer?
The last time I did dips, my shoulders ached for several days and I was afraid that I’d done some serious damage. Why did my shoulders hurt so much? Was it my age? … my technique?
So, what did I do? I’ve been avoiding dips. Fortunately, I just ran across this video from Kelley Starrett and it has given me some direction and hope. Take a look and let me know what you think:
My Shoulder Pain is not Unique
In short, my shoulder pain / shoulder problems are not unique and can be dealt with. Basically it boils down to having proper shoulder extension and internal rotation. Without the correct shoulder extension, your shoulder comes forward, rotates and puts you into a weakened, vulnerable postion … which can lead to shoulder pain and more importantly, shoulder injury.
I’m going to give these shoulder mobility stretches a try and let you know what happens. I’d love to hear what you think, so leave me a comment.