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Friend, I’m a nobody who knows nothing. I think that possibly your aggravated shoulder issue did not come from sleeping wrong but came about buy some other means. As far as your gains go I think in one of Geoff’s news letters and from other sources that squatting can help preserve overhead gains. I understand your concern and I would have the same. So, let your shoulder heal using proper means. Wish you success.
No doubt. I feel that there is a structural issue with the shoulder. But I am a very wide guy which means when I lie on my side there is actually a lot of pressure on my shoulder. I can feel it when I just lie there normally that there is a lot of pressure. I think it slides out of the joint slightly and then slides back in as I lie on my side leaving some injured tissue behind. This is about the 3rd or 4th time I've woken up with some sort of problem. Always it has been on my right side, but this time my left (never injured my left before). Long story short, I don't think I injured it training but that there is a structural issue compounded by being 2x as wide as an average dude and sleeping on my side.
Current plan. Continue with my current barbell work. Do lots of band and rotator cuff exercises to bulletproof the shoulders.