How to "pull" safely and effectively
Hi Deb... thanks for the question. First, if you have an impingement, your health care provider or PT may be able to help you find modifications of pulling movements that will be compatible with your specific impingement situation. If you every have numbness, tingling or loss of strength during a movement you need to let your doc/PT know immediately. More simply though, it's trial and error sometimes - experiment with different modifications and ranges of motions that are pain free. Start super easy and incrementally work up from there, with the goal of staying pain-free. Ring rows may be a good thing to try because you can adjust the angle of your wrists/grip width, body weight load pretty easily and infinitely. That might be a good place to start.
Any advice on avoiding recurrent impingement with pull ups? I’ve started doing crossover symmetry much more regularly so hoping that helps.