Hi Jim, I'd like your input since you've also had surgery.
After the 6 week block I am currently on I'll be past 9mo out from shoulder surgery. The surgeon didn't want me deadlifting until 9mo out because the muscle had been torn for around 15 years and 9mo ago was to fix a re-tear at 4mo out from first surgery.
I'm not sure what to start with on the deadlift. My previous max was 505 at 195lb. I've Been doing SSB squats so my legs have been getting work.
I was thinking 135 as a TM, I don't know if that's too little or too much, use just the bar??
I have been doing suitcase walks with no pain with 50lb KB. This 6 week block I added RDL's in as deadlift day with a TM of 200 and no pain so far doing those. if that can be used as a guide?
PS any tips for getting external rotation back? I've tried doing door stretches and laying with a dumbbell on my wrist until my hand hits the floor and holding but as soon as I stop it goes back to being poor ROM. I still cant hold a regular squat bar.