Hi guys, Been feeling pretty sore and just dealing with a bunch of minor injuries lately. Big lifts keep dropping due to one injury after another. Down to squats and rows only...
August went crazy one day after reading about the Landmine shoulder press. Felt good and I was feeling a bit wild so I just kept adding 10 lbs or so and doing reps. Hit a heavy 5 and stripped 10 each set on the way back down… Shoulder was pissed the next day! Took it easy, no benching or pressing for a few weeks, but it never really healed. Googled a bunch of rehab and rotator cuff stuff. Weeks into months and I still can't bench or press heavy.
November I was planning on a December cycle but shoulder never healed and both feet started getting sore. Deloaded on all lifts and took 2 weeks off and eased back into lifting. Feet still sore so I for nome new gym shoes. End of december I was deadlifting a semi heavy weight, not weak heavy, about 50 lbs lighter than my max. A weight I have hit 5 reps with many times. On my 5th rep I felt a twinge in my right foot. Shit, no deads, no bench, no press… No cycle.
Nutted up and hit the doctor after another week or two. I hate doctors and have not seen one in over 10 years… Doc was a female and pretty hot. Diagnosed my feet with Plantar Fasciitis but referred me to a Physical Therapist for the shoulder. Also got massage therapy referral. Doc said roll a tennis ball (or frozen water bottle) under my feet morning and night.
Physical Therapist said I have shoulder impingement. Maybe a nerve. Been over 6 months and still can't raise my arm above my head without pain. PT doc gave me these weird shoulder blade exercises to do and chest and rotator cuff stretches. Also want me to assess my desk at work and home to make sure it's more ergonomic… PT doc was also kinda hot. Have to go 2x per week for the net month. Cost is $70 per visit AFTER insurance. Have been 2x so far. $$$
Went to massage therapy for the first time a couple days ago. Got a dude… Not hot! lol, no happy ending either. Oh well, prob need someone stronger to get the knots out of my neck. Was awkward at first, but seemed to really help. I could tell he was finding shitloads of knots I did not even know I had. Had a bunch in my chest by the sore shoulder, and a bunch i my back. Felt kinda sore but kinda better afterward. Was cool that insurance covered most of the massage and I only had to pay $10. Have another scheduled next week.
Will probably update this a couple times per week. PT said no more pull-ups for now. Sucks because I worked up to repping a 45lb plate on the waist.
I got a fat first post on this thread but let me know if you have any questions. I know we have some jacked bro's but also some that are jacked up and not in a good way.