Thanks for the warm welcome.
I really like the Oliver Wendall Holmes quote, hel320.
And O, I don't think the word "patience" has ever been attached to my name. Although I'm trying to develop more of it. Ouroboro's log is one that I have been following very closely. As I'm sure you all know, her numbers are sick. I don't have her talent, but I do have the drive.
I have just moved into geared lifting, Pete. And my equipment at this point sucks. I squat and DL in a thrice-used DL suit that used to belong to a high school. I do all of my training raw until a meet looms. I don't imagine I'll be in gear again for quite some time.
This rotator cuff issue has been tough for me. I still have pain much of the time and am quite limited even with everyday activities. I just passed the three-month point (since surgery) last week, so I have to remind myself that it hasn't really been all that long. Both my surgeon and PT told me it would be a year before I felt "normal."
I don't have access to an SSB at my gym, although I'm going to join another gym soon because I want round plates for DLing. I'm doing a pretty good job getting the rotation needed to hold the bar to squat. The weight will come in time. I have no idea when I'll be able to bench again.
I'm trying to use this time to really focus on my squat and DL form. I'll try to get some vids up this week and you guys can pick my form apart.