Are my shoulders trying to get wider in the bones and joints as I grow from lifting weights?
May 4, 2011 9:11 AM Subscribe
Are my shoulders trying to get wider in the bones and joints as I grow from lifting weights? What can I do to help it along if so?
posted by Not Supplied to health & fitness (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing a proper weights programme at the moment, 7 sets * 7 reps on each basic lift if it matters.
Anyway, I have packed on a fair bit of muscle and feel sensations in my shoulders that I've never felt before.
When I breathe in I a feel a tightness deep in the shoulder joint and a little bit down my side If I push the breath in, it's like my shoulders are trying to stretch outwards. I think the muscles may be growing, and 'trying' to push my shoulders wider.
I must stress that I have worked as a professional massage therapist and am aware of a lot of common problems I've had in the past. I'm sure it's not myofascial pain, or a problem with the joint etc. The muscles are all in good condition as I have been self treating them.
Have you heard of this? If you've experienced it, does it sort itself out or does it become a problem?
I'm in my early 30's so not the best time for growth but I dunno.
And what if anything can I do to ease the process...I do yoga and a bit of stretching already.