I annoyed by bicep tendon again. This time it is my left one.
I sugested to my Doctor and he agreed after an assessment that the cause was likely strict overhead pressing a 28kg kettlebell at an angle outside of the scapular plane.
What is the scapular plane?
The article is also available here in PDF format: The 3 Key Distinctions of the Kettlebell Press – StrongFirst
Bottom Line: Staying within the scapular plane when pressing overhead is safer than not.
Question arising from this situation thus far are:
Is barbell strict overhead pressing safer than the same exercise with a kettlebell since a kettlebell can naturally drift out of the scapular plane easier than a barbell?
Is there a substantial difference in performance gains when utilizing equal resting weight and pressing weight as compared to light resting weight and heavier pressing resistance?
When I stand with a kettlebell in the racked position I feel weight. When I strict press it overhead I feel weight. When I stand with one or more Iron Woody Resistance Bands looped over my Ross Enamait do-it-yourself resistance band handles I feel little to no weight. When I strict press overhead I feel resistance.
More to follow once I know more. For now it is a cortisone shot and six to eight weeks of physical therapy.