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coming off injuries

What are some recommended ways of easing off an injury? In my instance I hurt a tendon at my shoulder that put me of chest workouts. 10 weeks later it is still tender and the doctor says it takes a long time to heal tendons. 3 weeks later again I started chest workouts with light weight. 3x12 @ 50% max Incline, same for reg bench. some light flyes. My plan is to slowly increase up to normal working weight.

Any suggestions for better plan?

Thomas

One of the authors wrote a brief (I think his name started with Peter) on using light eccentrics to speed tendon repair. As well, Bryan Haycock believes that lactic acid production is useful for healing/strengthening tendons. So, high-rep light eccentric training should be the recommended cure. Course, I don’t really know - I’ve never needed to use it much myself.