Hey all, I have a question…
Found out last Nov I have a torn supra spinatus, torn bicep tendon and labrum in my right shoulder. I am a competitive powerlifter but at this point in my life, I’m not overly concerned with competing anymore. I don’t want the only reason to have the surgery be because I want to compete again.
I have found a lot of value in just pushing moderate weights in more of a bodybuilding style of training. I cannot overhead barbell press or flat bench press much but incline bench and flat chest flyes are no problem. I have full range of motion without pain and have plenty of strength to do most everything else.
I am also satisfied with getting the extra body weight off of me from 264 to current 238 and heading to sit in the 220-225 range for good. Carrying around in a bloated state was never fun obviously.
So I’m wondering if any of you have been in a similar situation with a similar surgery and regretted getting the surgery? Have you benefited from it?
Have any of you been in a similar situation and opted out of surgery and been just fine?
It hasn’t affected my job at all but I do notice I have to be careful about how much overhead pushing I do at work as a mechanic. Typically I have help if needed so it’s not a big deal.
Thanks for any feedback in experience you can give me. Just don’t wanna waste the time or money to get something done that’s unnecessary for my goals and life long term. I’ve talked with several lifters in my own lifting circle. I have mixed reviews and none of them are my situation.