So I’m about to start week 3 of my first cycle. The first week of my cycle I pulled a rotator cuff muscle (it would appear). I decided it was time for a break so took 2 weeks off. I still have aggravation in my rotator cuff - I can still work out, just not 100%. I spoke to a personal trainer who suggested I take 2 weeks off from upper body and use “band” training or bodyweight training - not what I wanted to hear. I have NO experience w/injuries in the weight room. Would it be best to heed the advice of the personal trainer or use lighter weights w/slower cadence. I think I’m going to take some more time off.
If I decide to 86 the upper body weights for ~2 weeks; any opinions on how I should go about resuming my cycle? I’m considering reducing my dosage from 500mg/week to ~250 over a 2 week period then when I feel I’m fully healed, go back in the weight room. It’s worth noting I’m on TRT anyway.
I’m hoping that only being in the gym for 1 out of 4 weeks won’t have much consequence on my muscle mass.
Again, I have NO experience w/injuries after 10-1/2 years of lifting weights so any opinions appreciated. Is this worth seeing a doctor about?
Maybe this would be a good time to cut some bodyfat.