After finally breaking down and visiting a Sports Medicine MD, I’ve been “officially” diagnosed with most of the fun, non-life-threatening shoulder injuries (impingement, bursitis and tendinitis) in both shoulders. I’ll be starting physical therapy next week to get things back on track, but it will likely be some time before I can return to any sort of heavy training routine for chest or shoulders.
As I watch my hard-earned gains start to disappear (I’ve been off heavy upper body training for a month and have already dropped 8 lbs), was hoping to get some insight from someone who may have been through this as well. Anybody have any tips as I head into “rehabilitation”? In particular, would love to know some good chest routines that can allow me to at least maintain gains without continuing to do damage to my screwed up shoulders. Bench, flyes and those sort of movements appear to be off the table.
Thanks for any thoughts.