March 19th, 2008
four months after surgery…
Did you think I was kidding???
It has officially been one year and a handful of days since I got my left rotator cuff repaired via arthroscopic surgery. So, here is the latest update..
I am pleased to say I am back in the gym and near 100% again. I still have a lack of strength and stability when my shoulder is in certain positions, but steady rehab and a slow progression into real weightlifting has me doing most exercises pain free as long as I don’t overdo the weight. I am gradually building strength and size again, and hope by the end of May to be back to my usual bulk and power. Slow and steady wins the race…
The good news is that any soreness and lack of stability is just a function of getting back in shape and not a failure of the repair. Indeed, my RIGHT shoulder, which had a partial tear in it as well, is giving me more problems in some ways than the surgically repaired left one. Being careful and listening to my body will be all I need to ease back into my bodybuilding routines. I have already gained back a great deal of my lost size and the strength will follow quickly. A 300 plus lb bench press only a month or two away!
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