I've been working out for years, but never had an injury like this:
One morning I woke up and it felt as though my trapezius muscle on my right side was knotted up.. very tense. It lasted for 8 days, and was so bad at one point I had to leave work early. It finally subsided, and I returned to the gym.
I normally bench 315 and my 1-rep max is 405. I got on the bench and started to do a warm up with just 135, but when I lifted my right shoulder (particularly in the front part of my deltoid) just wouldn't respond... total muscle fatigue was what it felt like. No pain, just completely fatigued. I could barely push out the weight.
I stayed out of the gym for a week and returned, but still it was acting fatigued. I don't have medical insurance unfortunately so am relying on Internet help. Some say I tore the muscle but I have full range of motion and no pain. Others say I have nerve damage, but that just doesn't seem right.
This happened 2 months ago, and I'm slowly getting strength back, but have only been going in the gym sporadically to let it rest.. I still can barely press 225. With the exception of the triceps on that arm (the right) all other muscles are fine. I can curl normally. Actually, I can barely work out the triceps on my right arm too. I'm at a total loss as to what this is from. I hope it's just severe fatigue. Things are getting better, but it's slow going. Anyone with some ideas as to what it is? It's strange I know, I started out with the traps, then the deltoid and ended with the tricep, but it's all on the right side. My right bicep is full strength. I'm confused by it all, hopefully someone out there isn't. hahahaaaahhhh man this suckss.