I’m posting in here because I respect the opinion of the regular posters and the vets here have a ton of knowledge on bodybuilding in general as opposed to the bodybuilding forum which (with a few exceptions) is filled with newbs these days. So this is a little off topic.
I just got checked out for a shoulder injury which has kept me out of the gym for the past 7 days. Apparently, I have impingement of my right shoulder. The DR said that she believes it was a one time thing, nothing chronic and she gave me an injection containing two forms of some numbing solution and a steroid. She said that I would be fine and the more movement the better as it would lubricate my shoulder and that as long as the pain wasn’t severe (I tried lifting on monday and 3 reps into my warmup incline bench set of 165 I thought my shoulder was going to rip off…pitiful) I could hit the gym up whenever I wanted.
Basically I wanted to know if any of you have some anecdotal evidence concerning such an injury. I’m freaking out because I never miss a workout, let alone a whole week. Plus I’m in the first week of my nolva PCT and I’m gonna be pissed if I lose my gains.
I’ve been doing a DC routine and I was thinking of going back tomorrow and just taking it easy with the chest and shoulder movements and really hammer the rest of my body. I’m paranoid about losing mass, but I definitely don’t want to hurt myself any further. This is the first time I’ve had an injury that kept me from lifting, so in this respect I am pretty new. Thanks in advance for any help.