Alright guys so heres my story. I'm 19 years old, 6"1 250 lbs. I've been playing football for 7 years and lifting for 5. I'm planning on playing college football but my body is pretty messed up so i figured you guys could help me out. Throughout my 5 years of training i've pressed 395, deadlifted 555, and squatted 525. Around Winter of last year i noticed alot of really bad burning in my elbows. So i went to the doc and they figured tendonitis. I backed off and it sorta went away but i had to keep training through it because of combines and competetions.
About 1 month after the elbows both of my shoulders started burning also. I took the entire football season off of lifting and just pretty much played football. Monday i went to hit the weights again and realized neither of the problems were gone away. I went to the doc and started PT last friday. I talked with the therapist and he said that its tendonitis where my biceps connect to my shoulders on both sides and tennis elbow in both my elbows. He told me that from the years of pounding on my pecs, triceps, and biceps that my other muscles were lagging such as upper back and lats and thats why this is happening.
It all makes sense too because at our high school we use the BFS program and most kids bench press 3 times a week ( something i also used to do when i didn't know any better). My external rotation of the elbow/shoulder is 120 degrees but my internal is only 27 on both sides. So i got this plan for all this stretching to do and im gettting PT for it. The PT told me to lay off of the bench press/dips and develop my shoulders upper back and lats more. Well i've got workouts with tons of d2 schools coming up in december.
I realize that i need time off and im taking it but what i dont understand is when im gonna be able to return to pressing and arm work. So when i get back to the gym i have to work on all those things but how long should i train those areas before i can safely go back to my Pec, Arm work? Any ideas? Also i take alot of protein, creatine, fish oils, glucosomine and msm.