You could only deadlift and row? Short story: I'm afraid years of being in the masonry field has destroyed my left shoulder. Almost every time I set down to do a program something happens to it. I'm waiting to see the doctor to find out if its a tear, pull or something like arthritis. Either way, I'm very limited with my lifts and it's too painful to keep fighting through and maybe making it worse. I used last week as a tester. All varieties of squats, bench, and OHP are simply too painful to do. Deadlifts, rows and tricep pushdowns don't aggravate it. No pull ups or chin ups, though. So, in case this is something in the "itis" family and not a legit injury, any of you seasoned lifters have an idea of how to continue lifting just using the lifts that don't bother me? Or what would you do?