I don’t just jab random places in my but. Just like any injection sight of the body, there are no fly zones. Just like you wouldn’t randomly pin your shoulder or leg, you shouldn’t be randomly pinning your but.
I couldn’t imagine trying to do my glute injections by myself. Just don’t think I’m that flexible and accurate.
I rotate 6 sites, going clockwise. Right delt, right glute, left glute, left delt, left quad, right quad.
I use 25g needles. 1” for glutes and quads, and 1/2” insulin syringes for delts. My wife does my injections for the most part, though I can do them on my quads. I could probably manage the delts myself too, but I won’t even try the glute on my own. Just let the wife do it and I know that I’ll never have to worry about misjudging the zone and having a stray sciatic collision.
If my wife wasn’t there to help me out I would probably just stick to quads. I can reach the delts, but I wouldn’t be able to aspirate, and that’s a deal breaker for me.
I wouldn’t argue the point with you brother, because your experience trumps mine exponentially!
I will say this though…I’ve read that if you ever do accidentally inject into a vein, the oil will make you think you’re dying. That’s an experience I think I would rather avoid altogether… The extra 3 seconds it takes to aspirate is WELL worth the peace of mind…for me anyways.
I’ve done seated upright and partially straightened out. Doesn’t make a difference in the world to me. Find the position that is most comfortable for you that is easiest for you to completely relax the muscle. As long as the muscle is not tensed up, the injection will go just fine.
I know it was the standard a while ago and several of us have had the conservation here from time to time. I was just responding to your point since it keeps you from rotating your delts in the mix. If you’re willing, I’d give it a try. Delts are great sites because of the frequent movement.