First, excuse me if my english isn’t perfect, as I am from Paris…
Here is the background : I have a genetic problem - weakness on shoulders. They are very prone to injury (chronical tendinitis).
Let’s be clear : I cannot lift heavy when shoulders are involved : bench press, incline press, overhead press, etc…
I tried recently Starting Strength starting very low on weights however when my press reached 95 lbs I blasted my shoulders (totally, and with good form).
As a picture, even when back squatting, I can hurt my shoulders when grabbing the bar.
However, I have skinny fat genetics. I am 165 lbs and 5’9, and every time I tried a bulk it ended by gaining 20% muscle 80% fat (around the belly…). However I want to be more muscular. I know I will never be a huge strong guy.
I read Anthony Mychal articles about the skinny fat and I think it is interesting.
However I won’t be able to lift heavy. I have been lifting for 3 years and I know it is impossible for me to lift very heavy. Progression is very slow.
So what would be my best shot ? Aim for high reps ? Aim for low rest time ? Aim for explosivity ?
I want to gain muscle, definition, and athletic performance (I am a basketball player aside).
Is anyone in the same case ?