Ive had issues like you describe…I thought it was due to low cortisol levels which I have seen in my bloodwork time and time again…as well overtraining for many many years. And I have snapped tendons off bones and it aint fun…ive ripped muscles in half, had tendons pull chunks of bone off (evulsion), etc…
for me its overtraining for many years, old injuries, but the past few years for sure its some sort of blood chemistry and/or hormone issues I havent pinpointed yet.
I try all the foam rolling, THE STICK massage, active recovery, always dynamic warmups, flexibility work, deep tissue work, etc…but the times it was bad none of that did anything more than allowing me to keep training a little, but pretty much went right back to issues…after 3 months or so on HRT its getting much better, but I cant attribute it to anything specific.
Im on a 100 supplements now from the doctors as well so whether its supplements or hormones something has improved it…my tendons and joints felt like I played a football game most mornings and like I could snap something off the bone at anytime.[/quote]
Thats good news I guess if you are feeling better ?
As far as stats
BF 16 to 18 %
last PRs Bench 265x3 (could not push 315 due to shoulder pain…), dead 315, squat 315, military press 135
My back seems to be my strongest part - I can do wide pulls for sets of 15 x 5 no weights
Not a total wreck - but not liking the path Im heading down - Bench for example I have switched off of barbell flat bench now and use DB flat bench most of the time because it does not torque my shoulder joints - doc said I had an inflamed Gleno-Humoral joint.
Diet is setup for slow gain right now, switching to leaning out after mid Jan. I get my protein in (200gday half from real food)
Take my supps, aminos, etc
Also get most of my carbs in peri and post workout - then switch to slow burn carbs
Example training breakfast (before I go to gym) 4 eggs, 8 oz egg white, 4 oz sliced turkey - yum