Hi Jim, I've been doing 5/3/1 for three years now. I really like the program, especially that anarchistic feeling of tweaking assistance to my goals and state of my body. Had some great success with it (especially last year, when I easy up on alcohol and started eating right).
But I fucked up, and everything went to drain. Six months ago I got into fight I could easily avoid, and because of this macho bullshit (and friends of the other guy) I ended up with - among other things - torn rotator cuff.
Doctor send me to MRI to check if it's partial or complete but in Poland you have to wait at least six months to get this under insurance, had some problem with it and the effect is I will not know what's going on there until February.
I regain full mobility in that arm, and started to train again couple weeks ago but it really hurts when I try any pushing movement. I tried press once and I couldn't move my arm for couple of days. Close grip bench is better, it hurts during training, and the next day but after that there is significantly less pain.
Right now I switched press to barbell rows as a main exercises and during bench day main 531 sets are the only pushing exercise I do. But I'm really not sure if I should do that at all.
Any thoughts? Should I just throw away any pushing movements and do something else on that days (loaded carries? another squat day?). Right now I have really fucked up period in my life and I need to train. But I don't want to make my self a cripple.
P.S. Since everyone else writes something about music... I don't know what's your stance on grindcore but if you by any chance be in europe during summer you really should check Obscene Extreme festival in Czech Republic. Most insane and brutal festival I ever been to. They actually doing american edition now, in Mexico but I don't know if it's the same
Could I rip off your dclxvi tattoo? I really like the idea of this number written in latin numbers but I don't want to feel like I'm stealing your idea.