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    Default Pain in Shoulder During Low Weight Squats

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    Hi guys, new here and I just wanted advice on what I can do to manage some shoulder pain I have been getting. Hereís the deal:

    Three weeks in SS and here are my stats:
    6í0 195lb body weight at start to 205lb
    Squat: 195lb
    Bench 105lb
    Press 70lb
    DL 190lb (weak grip issues, started using chalk which helped immensely)

    During squat warmups I get intense right shoulder pain when going into the bar position while using just the bar. This pain then disappears as soon as I get over 135lb on the bar. I also have a shooting nerve type pain in my right shoulder when pressing, and I suspect the two are related. I have a feeling it could be a flexibility issue and have been doing some stretch exercises using a broom where I bring the broom from the top of my head to behind my back using my arms/shoulder. Is there anything else I can do to eliminate this pain? My shoulder crackles and pops regularly too.

    Thanks,
    Dodds

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    You are going to have little aches and pains for the rest of your life, whether you train or not. All of us learn to deal with this.

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    Alright I will learn to suck it up and see what works for me. One more question if you donít mind. Is there a point of diminishing returns for gaining bodyweight? Listening to your podcast regularly you advocate people getting big as soon as possible. I donít care about my body image I just want to know at what weight would it be disadvantageous to be gaining pounds in a short amount of time. I am aiming for 250 within a year at 6 feet. Is that too much? Too little?

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    When you're gaining bodyweight faster than your lifts are going up, you're eating too much. This won't be a problem for several months if you are doing the program correctly.

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