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Symmetry for Bodybuilding Contest after Shoulder Surgery


#1

Hello I am a 22 year old male who is thinking about competing in a bodybuilding competition down the road. I have been lifting for around 4 years now. I certainly feel that I have the drive and knowledge of lifting to get myself to a competitive level. The only problem is that I had a ac joint reconstruction on my right shoulder back in 2015. While I am able to lift heavy or light with little limitation, I fear my left and right shoulder structure may be a bit off after all is said and done. With enough work especially on balancing them out, is competition still a goal I should pursue?


#2

Are you saying the issue may be that they do not look the same from side to side?


#3

Well, you can either let an injury that’s healed and fully rehabbed prevent you from doing something you want to do. Or…

… you can train hard, work your balls off, and not let an obstacle prevent you from doing something you want to do.