Just got diagnosed with two torn rotator cuff muscles, one is really bad, in my left shoulder. Doctor says surgery, but my physio wants to try to avoid that and work with me to see if we can get through it without going under the knife. That means no bench or press for a while. No pushing movements at all. Can’t grip the bar back squatting either. I’m contemplating a buffalo or SSB purchase, but Id like to try before I buy somehow.
I can deadlift fine, heavy, no pain. Conventional and sumo. Front Squat is fine. Trap bar feels fine.
Can anyone recommend a template emphasizing the above movements, or a way to program them, without any pressing days? As many training days as possible, I was recently alternating squats and DLs each workout, 4-5 training days a week, without a problem recovering.
I need to be training, this shoulder problem is just the latest in a line of life shitting on me this past year and training, heavy, keeps me sane. I need a plan. Help?