Keep muscle mass..with no lifting??

  1. New Member
    mdtech123's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  183 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    137
    Level
    9
    Lv. Percent
    85.47%

    Keep muscle mass..with no lifting??


    Sounds a little stupid, but this is my situation- I f***ed up my shoulders pretty bad, mostly by "working through the pain", because i didnt want to believe there was a problem. Well i got the results of my MRI and I have tendinosis in my supraspinatous, a SLAP tear Which is a tear in the tendon that connects ur bicep to your shoulder, and sublateral bursitis. These are all parts of the rotator cuff. So the doc says no upperbody workouts at all until after Physical therapy, and even then I'm gunna have to take it easy. SO what the hell can I do for possibly 3-4 months at least, to try not to lose all the muscle mass I have? change diet? cardio? legs? HELP.....

  2. Professional Member
    mooch2321's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,835
    Rep Power
    2016
    Level
    42
    Lv. Percent
    59.23%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    nothing u can really do, just get your injury healed and come back at it with a fury when your better.
  3. Senior Member
    bigpapa's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,955
    Rep Power
    1573
    Level
    38
    Lv. Percent
    75.66%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by mdtech123 View Post
    Sounds a little stupid, but this is my situation- I f***ed up my shoulders pretty bad, mostly by "working through the pain", because i didnt want to believe there was a problem. Well i got the results of my MRI and I have tendinosis in my supraspinatous, a SLAP tear Which is a tear in the tendon that connects ur bicep to your shoulder, and sublateral bursitis. These are all parts of the rotator cuff. So the doc says no upperbody workouts at all until after Physical therapy, and even then I'm gunna have to take it easy. SO what the hell can I do for possibly 3-4 months at least, to try not to lose all the muscle mass I have? change diet? cardio? legs? HELP.....
    just had the same surgery and finished therapy. losing muscle is going to happen the best bet is to try ur best to keep it to a minimum. ive kept a high protein diet and have been doing cardio, abs, and calfs everyday. you work with what u can do. also i have been supplementing with bcaa's and standardized cissus quadrangularis. i have healed very quick and i think it is because of this. try and stay active some how and keep your diet in check. thats the most u can do. remember..this will keep u going..your going to have newbie gains all over again most likely. i look forward to it.
    •   
       

  4. Senior Member
    SoCo4Fun's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,018
    Rep Power
    588
    Level
    25
    Lv. Percent
    0.16%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    Check out the IGF/GH forum. Specifically read the stuff from pumbertot...
  5. New Member
    mdtech123's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  183 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    137
    Level
    9
    Lv. Percent
    85.47%

    bigpapa, what surgery did u have specifically and how long until you could lift substantial weight again? will it ever be 100%?
  6. Elite Member
    Zero V's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  163 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Age
    28
    Posts
    6,286
    Rep Power
    7014
    Level
    52
    Lv. Percent
    27.52%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting ProPosting Authority

    OUCH....sorry to hear this bro, Best wishes, and I hope you heal fast.
  7. Senior Member
    bigpapa's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,955
    Rep Power
    1573
    Level
    38
    Lv. Percent
    75.66%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    SLAP and labrum repair. just finished therapy. i healed very fast. i will not be going into the gym until after the new year. my surgery was on aug.20
  8. Advanced Member
    bound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Age
    35
    Posts
    786
    Rep Power
    493
    Level
    22
    Lv. Percent
    9.23%

    Huh. I had been thinking of ways to heal a roatator cuff strain that occured about a month ago. It's been driving me nuts because like you guys, I haven't been able to lift.(God I miss my deadlifts.)

    I had a pulse cycle planned for Oct/Nov, and was batting around the idea of running it anyway, just to see if it would help with the healing process.

    My big problem is my job,though, it's loading trucks for UPS, and it's constant lifting for a few hours a night. It just doesn't give my shoulder enough of a break to heal, so it's been going very slowly.

    OP, good luck and my best wishes on your recovery, I'm sure you'll be up and running before you know it.
    The Truth is, there is no Truth.
  9. New Member
    jpk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Age
    54
    Posts
    216
    Rep Power
    219
    Level
    12
    Lv. Percent
    43.03%

    Google the word AICAR to find out how to stay in good aerobic shape while laying on the couch!

    For muscle mass: just get implants.

    NO really, you'll have excellent muscle memory from all the training you've done. It won't be hard to pack it back on quickly (3-6 months) once you're able to get back to the heavy lifting.

    Best of luck on your rehab! Keep us posted on progress.
  10. Professional Member
    RoadBlocK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,211
    Rep Power
    96470
    Level
    42
    Lv. Percent
    9.13%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    You also need to watch that diet too, you may seriously have to modify it, depending on how clean you are already eating. If you have to cut your exercise amount dramatically, you body will require less calories, and if you arent careful, you may pack on a little fat if you dont make some changes.
    PHF Anabolic Trinity Epistane, Trenavar, and Mentabolan - Available Now!!
    Celtic Labs-Trestobol, HaloMass, Celitren, Ostabal and more Available Now!!
    PHF Rep/Celtic labs

  11. New Member
    Marsh11's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  209 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    31
    Posts
    260
    Rep Power
    248
    Level
    13
    Lv. Percent
    71.59%

    I would think keep your BCAA's high to try and preserve that muscle
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-05-2010, 04:12 PM
  2. Muscle Mass
    By yarie in forum Nutrition / Health
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-03-2010, 02:16 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-10-2009, 09:30 PM
  4. cardio+lifting=less mass??
    By lightemup in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-04-2008, 03:48 PM
  5. Retaining muscle with out weight lifting
    By langeje in forum Nutrition / Health
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-27-2008, 04:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in