I'm just ending week 20 of my weight training hobby and I've started to hear some faint crinkling noises in my right shoulder. I have no pain or weakness that I can detect at this time. Two weeks ago I did feel like I tweaked my right shoulder while doing shoulder presses, and the next day there was some mild pain if I pressed directly on where I believe my right rotator cuff is located.
I'm going to dial back the intensity of my shoulder work for a couple of weeks. I also want to integrate some rotator cuff exercises. Are there any specific exercises that have worked well for the O35 crew? Are there specific exercises I should avoid?
I've been training very hard for 10 weeks without missing a day on my 4-day split. Maybe it's a good time to take a week off from the gym? I'm not excited about that, but I'd rather take 1 week off than risk injury.