I’m a competitive bodybuilder who literally just started competing in 2017 with only two shows under my belt. I was always overweight kid and I made it my goal to lose weight and blah blah blah. I learned how to lift on my own. I had a few people who showed me a few things along the way. Someone decided they wanted to train me for a show. From the gym to the nutrition. It was a free coach. Long story short… He pushed me to widen my grip on bench press and go to heavy to quick. I already had instability in both shoulders. It doesn’t seem like it if you look at me but I do. Before long I made it a habit as he spotted me to widen my grip and slam the bar on my chest. My left shoulder popped out of socket during a dumbbell overhead press. I drop the weight and pushed my arm back in.
As time went my right shoulder took on the stress my left shoulder couldn’t lift. My form got ugly and I didn’t pay any attention and neither did he. Eventually I went in for an MRI because I couldn’t stand the pain. Torn labrum. They call it the 6 and 8 tear. It doesn’t seem big but it had to be fixed because it was so painful. I was literally stuck doing isometrics and stretching on my shoulder everyday before surgery. Jan 2 was my surgery. My doctor had me on complete lock down and still does. I was released from my bionic arm aka sling on Feb 21. I’m still not at my bank teller job. I’m not allowed to do legs or cardio at the gym.
Point blank he says he doesn’t trust me. He doesn’t understand why I haven’t got full ROM. I’m just wondering how long has anyone been out with this similar surgery. It was arthoscopic. So nothing crazy. I go to PT twice a week and do all the required stretches and isometric at home. I just want to be back in the gym soon. I wasted two preps last year and I’m losing a whole year this year. I was told competing was out of the question. I wouldn’t be able to build my muscle back. I have lost a lot of muscle. It’s depressing.