I’m having rotator cuff surgery shortly. The doctor estimated 8 weeks out of the gym, and 10-12 before I can really lift again. Trying to figure out what the best course of action is.
I’m currently at 5’11, 191 lbs, 11% bf. I was considering using the downtime to cut to 8% or so, and get abz of steelz, but I’m worried that being in a caloric deficit will hasten the inevitable muscle degradation from such a long gym absence.
Any specific way to eat to maintain as much muscle as possible, without becoming Chunky McChunky? I figure I’ll go to the gym and hammer the leg press. I can’t squat, because I won’t be able to move the right arm up to grip the bar. I might do limited exercises with my left arm, although I’d like to avoid becoming clearly asymmetrical.
If you have any advice for the proverbial one-arm workout, or nutritional guidelines if I’m just working out legs every 3-4 days, then I am all ears. Thanks again.