If you can’t touch your fingers together with the over-under test (top), I want you to immediately stop all upper body training … Yes, that’s right, all upper body training.
What he’s worried about here is further damage to your shoulder complex. And he’s right. I know that hurts to hear … especially for you men.
He advises a couple of exercises to cure you, along with daily attemps at the stretch above.
DB (dumbbell) external rotation,
the Push-Up Plus (see my post on this here)
I fully agree.
In fact with most clients, I don’t allow them to do ANY upper body work until they’ve gone through a few weeks of doing the Push-Up Plus, and Wide Grip Pull Ups.
Once a person can do a couple sets of 20 for each, then it’s time for weights. But, I still have them do them as a warm up.