Today I got the news I’ve been both excited for and dreading… I have a date for arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum (and God knows what else)next month. The standard recovery is 3-6 weeks in a sling, and 20-24 total weeks before it’s ready for “maximal stress”, which means I’m basically out of luck for this football season.
The point is, what can I do to prep myself for this, and what can I do while I’m layed up? I’m already trying out various things that I could do with the arm in a sling, and I was wondering if anyone else has been in a situation where they had an arm immobilized, and how did they manage to train the rest of the body?
Going a bit further, would I be doing any damage by training my left "non-surgery) side as hard as I would normally, or does this really lead to the dreaded imbalances?
Countdown is on… 34 days