Behind what? I don't have any goals, I don't race. I just like to get a bit of tone before riding season... which should start about May 1 round these parts, when the snow finally melts.Alex-in-Evanston said:Are you OK with being seriously behind?
Yes, it could be a tear. But I doubt it. There was no sudden pain, just a gradual increase in stiffness and discomfort followed by some real pain the day after volleyball. Maybe tendons, maybe some swollen bursa, perhaps some impingement, but a tear would very much suprise me. Especially as it did get so much better after 2 days... until this last sunday that is.jmchase76 said:Worst case scenario- if you have a rotator cuff tear you get cut sooner and back to activities that much sooner.
just my 2cents
To avoid future injury, you should begin "circuit training" in place of whatever silly weights program you're doing now. View the weight room as 15 "stations". Race from station to station, 45 seconds on, 30 seconds off. The sequence is not important. Complete 4 circuits.dr hoo said:Behind what? I don't have any goals, I don't race. I just like to get a bit of tone before riding season... which should start about May 1 round these parts, when the snow finally melts.
MR_GRUMPY said:Shake it off, take a handfull of asprin, and ride your bike.
It was probably the decline press that did it to me more than the bench, combined with reverse flys. We quit the gym a few years ago and got a crossbow, used mostly for very light weights and toning. Obviously not light enough this time around. But mostly it was spiking in vball after aggravating it, since that is a hard fast motion with a shock at full extention.kpcw said:I am 35 and have found that bench presses tweak my shoulder,
I only do light weights, 15 reps not close to failure. Clearly I need to start even lighter when this clears up, and alter my routine to cut out some exercises.slowrider said:If you want to be able to lift weight in your 40's, and 50's, check your ego at the door ( Which means, light weight, high reps).
jmchase76 said:a Family medicine doc who loves Sports Medicine and has hung out with people who take care of professional teams- Early rehab and modalities plus anti-inflammatories or even simple exercises given to you by the MD can make a huge difference in the long run. By training your body to protect that joint and decreasing inflammation early, you avoid a cycle which can naturally worsen (ie inlammation leading to pain leading to "protecting" the joint by altering your mechanics which actually does more harm leading to more inflammation...) No one wants to go to the MD, but being agressive early can get you back up and going MUCH sooner in some cases- and if those things dont work- steroid injections almost always do (and as long as you have done the Physical therapy- the pain may never come back-). Worst case scenario- if you have a rotator cuff tear you get cut sooner and back to activities that much sooner.
just my 2cents
NSAIDS and injections are mainly band-aids to cover the real problem though. If you keep covering it up eventually it will just get worse.physasst said:He nailed it...PT, NSAIDS, and if needed some injections....easy to do, and remarkably effective. It doesn't sound like an acute tear, more of an overuse syndrome. Just finished boards.....4 hours......frigging sucked.
The scenery is a lot better too.......Bocephus Jones II said:IStarting to think that stuff like Yoga and Pilates is better for me.