I’m looking for any advice for training with or around a shoulder injury. I have no idea what the problem is but I can’t bench, or press overhead without a sharp shoulder pain, and sometimes when doing pullup’s or Chins I feel it there too. I’m a strong believer in Face pulls and still do them through the pain, hoping it’ll have some rehab effect I guess.
I stopped training with barbells for pressing movements for a solid month, things are feeling better, but If I try to do pushups, or any pressing movement its clearly there and hinders me from going any higher in weight.
I’m leaving for SFAS in January, and this has always been my dream even since before I joined the military, and I’m not sure I can afford to miss any training session. I dialed back my volume immensely, and started resting more. I do my 5/3/1 work, and im active with rucking, running, or some type of easy and HIIT cardio typically 4 sessions a week. My strength has suffered from this injury, I can’t even hold a barbell in back comfortably. and Im pretty pissed. I started eating more, resting more, and this stupid shoulder problem is driving me crazy. But I can’t hold off on this career opportunity.
My numbers have decreased as such
Bench: 305 to 235 if I’m lucky.
Squat 415x5 to 315x5
Deadlift: Its stayed generally the same i’m at 505 for 6.
OHP 155x12 to 135x5
Also im 5’11", sitting around 210.
Any advice anyone?