I’m starting to get on a regular weightlifting schedule, and I’ve been focusing on upper-body strength. A big part of that is of course, benching and I’ve been encouraged to bring the barbell down to my chest before pushing it back up. I saw somewhere online that doing so hurts your rotator cuff (and maybe some other various areas) rather than when you keep the bar a few inches above your chest. I’d like to see if any of our trusty experts know anything about this.
Please note that I do not weightlift exclusively for pitching.