It's amazing how stupid some educated people can be. A guy in my unit(my roommate actually) is just this type of person.
He suffered a rotator tear(not sure which tendon) during his last deployment, and had surgery to repair it when he returned stateside. After rehab, he went back to lifting like he used to. Now we are deployed again, and the same shoulder is bugging him. He continues to lift heavy, benches much more than he rows. But he claims he hurt the shoulder not from benching, but from a game of volleyball where he dove for the ball and landed on it wierd. Which may have agitated it, but the lifting ain't helping things.
After much pressure from myself and our corpsman, he took a week off, and then jumped right back in. Shoulder still hurts, imagine that.
Here's the funny thing: he has a BS in Exercise Physiology from UCONN. So you would think he would know better, or at least would have the sense to say Hey, that hurts, I should probably stop that for awhile. Chalk another one up for the Ego.
He has a degree, I am an ISSA home course dropout, and it seems like I know more than he does about preventing injuries, or at least not blowing them into something worse. I had the same problem, went to our trainer early, got a cortisone shot, and took a month off from heavy lifting doing nothing but rehab/prehab stuff. Guess what, I didn't have to get cut on. I've given him so much shit about making it worse, now he won't admit it even hurts, he just grins and acts like its fine.
AM I ALONE HERE? HOW FRIGGIN DUMB DO YOU HAVE TO BE?