Moderator / FOUNDING Member / NPC Judge
- Jun 5, 2002
i just got back from the doc. i have not been able to touch a weight, except for legs, in two weeks. my left shoulder was killing me. i was doing flys (which i never do except on this day) and i heard a crunching sound when i finished my last rep. my shoulder joint tightened a bit but, no real pain. i went ahead and hit my delts that day with overhead smith machine press and machine press. i finished with side laterals. that night i noticed pain was starting to set in but, took some aleve and went to bed. the next morning...OH BROTHA. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? as the day went on it fekt better and i decided that i could probably hit back and rear delts.i usually wait a day but, had schedule conflicts. the back work did not hurt much and the rear delt work was fine. i went home and iced i and thought all was fine. well, that was two weeks ago and i literally had a hard time moving the thing at all for about two weeks. i finally went to my ortho this morning. i went through a series of tests to see if the rotator was actually affected. when it came time to see if the rotator was out of balance in terms of strength. it was very out of whack...if a person can bench 300lbs he should be able to do the lying rotator extension with 35 pounds for 8 reps. well, if a guy can bench over 400..well you do the math. needless to say i could not do the required weight. i then had my mri which i will get the results later this week. the doc feels that i have a slight tear and feels that rehab is the best option. so i am off for another two weeks and need to strengthen my rotators. he stated that it is a common imbalance that many weight lifters mistake for tendonitis. dont make that mistake!!! once a rotator is blown, it is a slow recovery.