Does it make sense that my shoulder only hurts when doing BB? I can press DB's all day long and no shoulder pain, maxed today at 120lbs. Today, for the first time in years I decided to do BB bench and I struggled with 250. It was both painful and a blow to my ego. You always tend to try and stay away from exercises that are the hardest, but at this point I may just have to give up BB. I get a sharp knife like feeling in my shoulder and I only feel it on BB. Is it possible to get good growth with strictly DB's/Dips? I think not incorporating BB in to my workout has really stunted my growth and progress.