I am about to have keyhole surgery on a shoulder and will be immobilised for months and unable to train.
last time i had an operation like this i lost a great deal of hard earnt muscle and strength, and this time i plan on some damage limitation!
Obviously i will keep the protein levels high and consistent through the day, and had considered HMB to help prevent muscle breakdown. i just wondered…
Does anyone have any experience or stories of going through an operation and not losing huge amounts of muscle and/or strength?
It was also suggested to me to carry on training my uninjured side as soon as i could, as the neural effect of training one side could help maintain some strength/size in the untrained/recovering side… any views or experience here too?