[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
I would start off by fixing my shoulder so you don’t have to try and come up with a 5 sequential days of leg training plan.[/quote]
[quote]on edge wrote:
Last Monday I wrecked my shoulder and I see the writing on the wall; it’s going to be a while before I can train upper. [/quote]
Do you know exactly what happened? What the injury specifically was?
At 50 years old, I trust you’re smart enough to know that if a shoulder injury (or really any injury) becomes chronic now, it can thoroughly fuck up your entire training life from here on out. Healing, and healing [i]100%[/i] has got to be the priority. Whether it means physical therapy/rehab, surgery, whatever.
Especially since you don’t have any concrete goals right now anyway, I suggest stealing a goal directly from Wendler when he had surgery to repair his rotator cuff and labrum:
"The simple goal was to be able to press overhead and bench press pain-free. But really, that wasn’t going to cut it for me. You need to have actual performance goals, or at least I do, to make it worthwhile.
My big goal was to be able to overhead press 135 pounds correctly after 6 months. I’ve known many people who’ve done this 6 weeks after the surgery but I wanted to be patient."
The Mighty Stu also recently had his second labrum surgery (making it one for each shoulder) and also did his therapy diligently instead of just rotating quad day, ham day, quad day, ham day, calf day. Eric Cressey has written a ton about shoulder health, mostly from his perspective working with athletes (baseball players in particular).
Not the advice you wanted to hear, but IMO, it’s the better path.[/quote]
Don’t worry guys, I’ll be rehabbing my shoulder everyday. I just won’t be doing it during my training hour. I’ll probably wait a week or two before I see a doctor. I don’t want to mess with that hassle until I know for sure its necessary.
I also think I can rehab it better than PT’s can (I’ve had very poor results with PTs in the past) and if it comes down to surgery I’m not sure if I will opt for that. In 2007 I was diagnosed with a frayed labrum. I didn’t do surgery and it took a very long time but I was able to rehab it on my own. A few years ago I was talking to a kid (22ish) who was coming back from surgery for a frayed labrum. He was throwing just fine but he told me if he had to do it again he would pass on the surgery because the recovery was so hard. The fact that I’m 50 is not lost on me in this regard.
This injury, btw, was from diving back into 2nd base while playing baseball and the dive was similar to how any baserunner would routinely dive back into 1st base. I might have had an extra step or two but have now idea why it hurt my shoulder. It didn’t seem so bad at the time either. I could throw and bat just fine afterward.