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I've recently started to get shoulder pain from pullups. I try to get 50+ pulls ups in once a week, but the last two weeks, after 10 the pain is enough to make me stop. What can I do to alleviate the pain or what is a good short term replacement for pullups while my shoulder recovers. The pain is on the pull and relieved on the descent.

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50 pullups in one session/day once a week, or 50 pullups in multiple sessions/days in the week? Eg. The difference between 50 pullups on Monday and none until the following monday, or 10 each weekday. –  Lego Stormtroopr Dec 18 '13 at 1:13
I usually do 50 once a week - and during the week 10 here and there as I pass the bar –  Meade Rubenstein Dec 19 '13 at 11:09
What kind of pain do you experience? Did it start after you started the pull up exercises? Do you experience it during other exercises? –  Kneel-Before-ZOD Mar 31 at 20:42
@LegoStormtroopr 50 pullups in a week is nothing. I do 50+ (in multiple sessions of course) daily :) –  Kneel-Before-ZOD Mar 31 at 20:43
@Kneel-Before-ZOD - the pain is still there, but after the first set of 10 it goes away. I'm assuming is arthritis and the movement pumps fluid into the joint to reduce the pain. Just part of life and being over 50 –  Meade Rubenstein Apr 1 at 12:20
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