Good afternoon.I'm new to this forum but I have been a regular reader of T Nation for about 18 months.
I'm 50 years of age & started doing powerlifting about 18 months ago when I bought a laptop & went onto the internet.The routines that I'm using were taken from the Powerlifting Heads Up website & I have made good progress.
My 1Rep Max for the 3 lifts are as follows.
Bench press 241 pounds.
Squat 270 pounds.And that's the Zercher squat because I haven't got a squat rack.
Deadlift 300 pounds.
Small weights I know but my lifts were 50% less when I first started & I have bulked up so to speak.I have been really pleased with my progress but I now have a problem...Frozen shoulder.
This condition in my right shoulder has been diagnosed by a physiotherapist who is treating me.Additionally,I have been given exercises to perform to help cure the problem.
I haven't trained since the 28th April until yesterday when I tried to bench press 120lbs but had to stop because of the pain to my shoulder.
I had no problem with the squats & deadlifts.
Now my physiotherapist said that I can still train my upper body but only within my limits of pain.
Which leads me to my questions:Should I still try to bench press? Should I refrain from all upper body exercises? Should I stop doing all powerlifting lifts until I am cured which could be a couple of years?
Your comments would be appreciated.