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    For the last month I have changed my press up a little bit and began focusing on pushing the bar back behind my head rather than straight up or accidentally in front of my body. In doing this I seem to have aggravated my left shoulder and I am wondering if I am misunderstanding the bar path or if I just injured myself. The pain is pretty annoying but I can still finish my sets, although it does bother me a little bit in my normal day to day life. One last note, I have very poor shoulder mobility to the point where I can barely get into a high bar squat position, so I am thinking that has something to do with it. I am 29 and been through the novice lp and am now doing a hlm template. Thanks for any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsonville View Post
    For the last month I have changed my press up a little bit and began focusing on pushing the bar back behind my head rather than straight up or accidentally in front of my body. In doing this I seem to have aggravated my left shoulder and I am wondering if I am misunderstanding the bar path or if I just injured myself. The pain is pretty annoying but I can still finish my sets, although it does bother me a little bit in my normal day to day life. One last note, I have very poor shoulder mobility to the point where I can barely get into a high bar squat position, so I am thinking that has something to do with it. I am 29 and been through the novice lp and am now doing a hlm template. Thanks for any advice.
    I mean, I can't see your press from here and the best I could do is take a SWAG (scientific wild ass guess) at what's going on, but, I will say that I do not coach the press to "press the bar back". I coach to press straight up and position the body under the bar, rather than placing the bar overhead.

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    Haha thanks for the swag will, turns out just cleaning up my technique and not pushing the bar so far back has made all the difference. I still have mild discomfort, but not nearly like before. I appreciate the help.

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