I'm 42 and been Working out for 1.5 years now. I find I'm constantly working around pain and it takes me forever to recover from it. I don' t really move alot of weight compared to most on here but have been slowly adding to my lifts.
2004 for example I had to stop any pressing movement for 6-7 months because of shoulder pain (sheared tendon). I've now recovered 95% from that but a couple months ago while trying 3sets of 5 pullups (which I haven't done before because I didn't have the strenght) I caused severe right forarm pain (which didn't flair up for a day or two after the workout) which still is a bitch for pulling or curling movements.
Now...on top of that...I have a sharp pain in the right wrist from I have no idea what..I think DB upright rows but the pain came a couple days after my workout. I just finished CW's WM and was proud to have finished it because I tried it last spring and found it too much for me then.. Now I'm taking a week off but not sure if thats enough but don't want to lose what I've gained.
How the hell can i make gains when it takes me so damn long to recover from these injuries? I try to eat well, although I have a heck of a time putting on mass...but thats another story.
Eating 3200-3500 cals P/Day...taking fish oil,multivitamins, Surge POW, creatine.
Could it be not drinking enough water? Honestly I have to remind myself to drink cause I rarely get thirsty.
Aside from the slow recovery..why am I injuring myself so much? I sure wish I had of started working out 10 years ago becuase I feel like I'm racing the calender to get strong before my body won't let me...