I'm having my right shoulder repaired on Fri (supraspinatus sutured to the bone, sub-acromial depression, and A/C joint cleaned up). Can't lift again for 4 months. Now, the left shoulder is hurting, so I may have to have it done, too. OK, so, I'm a big boy and can take care of myself, but if anyone has any words of motivation, or has had anything similar and wants to share their experiences, this would be appreciated. What did you do for workouts (lower body, cardio, whatever) in the interim period to keep yourself sane? Thanks in advance! [/quote]
hey man sorry to hear about your shoulder. I had a slap tear of my labrum and had surgery to repair my left shoulder about 7 months ago. Its a pretty shitty thing and its easy to get into a mini rut and start eating like shit (i know I did lol) cause you think “well whats the point?”
I couldn’t really do anything at all for the first 4 weeks. I was in a sling 24/7 to immobilize my arm so I couldn’t even do the treadmill or anything (therapists orders). There really wasn’t anything I could do as far as “staying in shape” goes except the small stuff my PT would have me do.
Anyway thats all pretty irrelevant to you I guess. I would just recommend keeping a positive mental attitude and look at it as a short term thing. I really found that doing belt squats let me do an exercise that was “manly” and that was somewhat heavy… thats what helped keep me sane. As far as cardio goes I couldn’t do anything that jarred my shoulder so walking on an incline was good and I liked it better than sitting on the bike forever.
Good luck with your shoulder man and it really isn’t that long till you’ll be back in the gym and hitting the weights so try not to get bummed out or discouraged. also really dial in your diet while your couch bound so you don’t gain unnecessary weight.