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Returning to the Gym After Shoulder Strain


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About 2 weeks ago, I think I either strained something in the rotator cuff area. I'm not sure exactly what I strained but currently I do not experience any pain.

When I go back to lifting sometime this week, by % should I deload my lifts to? 10% 20% 50%

I understand that I should ease into it but I don't want to waste time getting back to the weights I left off on. My workout consisted of conventional deadlifts, flat bench press, bent over barbell rows, and high bar squat. I was also doing OHP but I will eliminate it now as it can only instigate a potential injury down the road; instead, I will find replacements for it such as lateral raises.

Thank you,