What are the best strategies to reduce the risk of shoulder/back pain after weight lifting?
It doesn't feel the same as soreness, I feel like maybe it's from either poor exercise performance/form or poor maintenance (stretching, nutrients, foam rolling, etc).
Tried many things but not sure what it is and I have to wait about a week for things to clear up. It feels like somewhat burning tightness in the upper back behind the shoulders that is temporarily relieved by stretching and foam rolling but keeps coming back, especially after some weight lifting that feels like a decent challenging effort with solid form and controlled slow movement - not tolerating excessive strain/shaking or unusual injury-like pain during the workout.
Maybe it's a long-term knotting in the upper back I just haven't melted out well with tennis-ball-to-the-wall hula-dance massage.