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    Sore Anterior Delts

    So, my front delts are always very sore after bench days. Much more than my triceps, chest, lats, etc...

    Is this a sign that they are my weak link? Is there a problem? Or is that normal for many people?

    Just trying to analyze my situation...
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    post a video of your form
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    I just recently started posting some vids of my squat form. I don't know what is better for analyzing, 1 rep max or a heavy set of 5?
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    I do think that I flare my elbows a bit. What is that a sign of, as far as weak links go?
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    Originally Posted by gijoe985 View Post
    I do think that I flare my elbows a bit. What is that a sign of, as far as weak links go?
    Usually weak or not engaged lats.
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    Add in overhead press assistance and work on your arch. Engaging your lats and triceps will take a lot of pressure off your delts and pecs, both of which will bear too much burdon if you're too flat or flaring.
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    My front delts use to get sore all the time when I benched with my elbows flared out.
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    I'm not an expert but it's usually a pretty good sign that your triceps are too small/weak.
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    Squeeze your shoulder blades together
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    Originally Posted by jxm26 View Post
    Squeeze your shoulder blades together
    Definitely video....it COULD BE:
    Weird leverages, weak delts, too strong of delts, ****ty form, weak upper back, weak tris... POSSIBLY even weak boobies...PROBABLY, it's the form
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    I really appreciate all of the ideas. I'll try to get a video on Monday. Until then I can tell you a few numbers that may shed light (?)-

    Flat bench- 385
    Floor Press-365
    3 Board press- 415
    Narrow Grip press-275x10
    Bent over row- like 205x5-8 (A weak point I think)

    I don't know if that helps, but maybe...

    Now, I also have a old shoulder issue that is around the same area. I get a burning in my front delt. Tendonitis was the best guess I ever got from the docs, or some kind of inflammation. Either way, I typically do not do any incline bench or military press for this reason. It begins to hurt if I go more than half the range of motion.
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