Patience is definitely a virtue right now, you'll get back to your old stats in time, but rushing will do nothing but cause injury and pain. Congrats on getting back into the swing of things, your body thanks you.
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What they say is totally true i had a rotator cuff injury, no tear or anything major but it took me over 2 years to recover, because my idiot self kept trying to lift soon after i thought my injury was gone. It is still not to the point where i can throw a ball like i used to be able to and doubt it ever will be. Just be patient there is no point in damaging something you can use later due to a lack of impatience.
Originally posted by AL P Make sure you always warm up with at least two sets. I do 135 for 12 and then 185 for 8 reps.
Make sure you grip is right too, if it is too wide it will stress your shoulders a lot.
Yeah I am doing some shoulder warmups through the ranges of motion with some 8 lb dumbells that the girls use.
I like the way the 50lb dumbells feel right now, so I am gonna do a few weeks of those, high rep stuff. I'm keeping my chest jutted out during the reps, too. It seems to take a lot off of the shoulders.
Couple of months and I should be throwing some decent weight around (for my size) again.
It was cool back in the day when my little ass was doing 100lb dumbells in each hand !