+ 1 Can't bench anymore. Too much pain.
I've been training for about 5 years. I took a while off a few months ago and lost quite a lot of strength. I have been back at the gym for about 7 months and noticed that I simply can't bench press anymore.... It hurts my shoulders so damn much.
I can dumbell shoulder press 40kg dumbbells for 4x7 (so upper body strength is definitley coming back) but can only just manage 100kg bench for 5 reps. I could probably do a few more reps but both my shoulders hurt so fucking much and I'm afraid I'll break something. Before I stopped training I could do 120kg 5x5... And that was after squats.
Now I can only just manage 100kg for 1x5.... I used to get a little bit of pain in my right shoulder after benching but now it's unbearable in both shoulders. My form is good. Has anyone else had this issue? Its clear as day. No doubt about it. I simply can not bench anymore. Or I risk serious damage to my rotator cuffs. Please help.
Edit. Got my time off wrong. I have been back at the gym 7 months or so. Before that I had basically 3-4 months of no training whatsoever.