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That’s all I had time for today.

So we’re pivoting; I went and got a second opinion on my shoulder, and this ortho said my pain is definitely from the torn RC, not an impingement. So, surgery it is. I’ll probably schedule it for this week or next.

No more 5th set for a while. 🤷
 
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Damn, hate to hear this. If you are confident going forward with this, order a couple vials of BPC157 & like 12mg of TB500.

You can PM me if you have more questions, but I did this after my bicep tendon reattachment and really feel I healed quickly from it. RC surgery is obviously much more serious, but for a few hundred dollars it will still really accelerate all of the healing and leave a cleaner end package to begin aggressive rehab safer, sooner.

It’s also great that you’re on TRT - adding something after the procedure (do NOT add steroids before surgery!) to jack up RBC will also speed healing. Anadrol is ideal as that’s its original medical purpose and may lower appetite so you don’t overeat while you are out of the gym, but if they put you on opiate painkillers for a while EQ could be an option to promote hunger and avoid toxicity since the narcotics will already be taxing your body.

Lastly, MK677 or GH of course will be great aids as well.

Peptides, raising RBC, elevated GH along with appropriate rest, sleep, protein then a serious approach to rehab.
 
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Damn, hate to hear this. If you are confident going forward with this, order a couple vials of BPC157 & like 12mg of TB500.

You can PM me if you have more questions, but I did this after my bicep tendon reattachment and really feel I healed quickly from it. RC surgery is obviously much more serious, but for a few hundred dollars it will still really accelerate all of the healing and leave a cleaner end package to begin aggressive rehab safer, sooner.

It’s also great that you’re on TRT - adding something after the procedure (do NOT add steroids before surgery!) to jack up RBC will also speed healing. Anadrol is ideal as that’s its original medical purpose and may lower appetite so you don’t overeat while you are out of the gym, but if they put you on opiate painkillers for a while EQ could be an option to promote hunger and avoid toxicity since the narcotics will already be taxing your body.

Lastly, MK677 or GH of course will be great aids as well.

Peptides, raising RBC, elevated GH along with appropriate rest, sleep, protein then a serious approach to rehab.
Awesome, man. That’s all outstanding advice. I’m going to get into the peptides for sure. Thank you!
 
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Awesome, man. That’s all outstanding advice. I’m going to get into the peptides for sure. Thank you!
Also, and idk if it’s bro science, but I was told to start taking 10g collagen peptides, a cup of blueberries, and as much fresh green tea as I can handle after the surgery. I still use the collagen peptides, and I faithfully ate a cup daily of frozen blueberries from Sam’s (pretty good with cottage cheese or oats) and drank 2-3 cups of hot green tea daily for like 2 months post op.

Raws to repair tendons, and antioxidants. Makes sense to me 🤷‍♂️
 
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Why wouldn’t I have my second best bench day of the year 5 days before shoulder surgery. :eyeroll:

CGBP 2BD
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Face pulls, triceps and hammer curls, done.
 
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Are you sure you want/need surgery? I mean was this painful and you just blew through it because surgery is coming or what?
 
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Are you sure you want/need surgery? I mean was this painful and you just blew through it because surgery is coming or what?
I def need surgery. My shoulder hurts all the time and it negatively impacts day-to-day life. I’m not sure why these went so well, but it’s definitely an outlier of an event.
 
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I def need surgery. My shoulder hurts all the time and it negatively impacts day-to-day life. I’m not sure why these went so well, but it’s definitely an outlier of an event.
Yeah the quality of life aspect is the litmus test there. Well, enjoy the strong day for what it was and use the memory to push you when the rehab work becomes a chore.
 
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Yeah the quality of life aspect is the litmus test there. Well, enjoy the strong day for what it was and use the memory to push you when the rehab work becomes a chore.
For sure. I found some tools at the new gym to minimize the pain, namely the rogue mono attachments; I self handoff, and that was rough on the shoulder. These took that out of the equation and I could just press.

But I can’t “train around it” forever, ya know? I can’t use my left arm at a drive through, putting shirts on is a struggle, **** like that. It’s time.

Thanks for the encouragement!
 
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YOLO Pull!!!
You nailed it!! Lol!

I’m def convinced 5th Set is the way for me now though. My last pull before this meso was a shitty 435x3. I’ll be back to it ASAP.
 
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Good luck tomorrow, Swanson! What time you going to the surgical facility?
 
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Good luck tomorrow, Swanson! What time you going to the surgical facility?
Thanks!

I’m headed in at 11, knife drops at 1.
 
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Surgery went well, everything cleaned up nicely and I’m put back together.

I’m going to be working with PT in person on mobility/ROM/etc, but I also signed up with a place marketed as “The Barbell Physio”, who specialize in post op programming to get you back in the game. I’ll work with them for 6 months. I’ll log here if anyone is interested.
 
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Definitely would love to follow your recovery log. So +1 vote for a “yes, please”.

Glad the procedure went well, man.
 
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Really glad to hear this. Make sure to take pics of your scar when the bandages come off!
 
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12 days post surgery, and I finally made it back to the gym. Diet has been a **** show basically all 12 days, but I jumped back on track yesterday. I’m 287!

BELT SQUAT
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REVERSE LUNGES
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DB INCLINE PRESS
40x15x4

DB ROW
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DB SLDL
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Just getting a feel for how everything is going to look. Felt great to get a bit of a pump and work up a sweat.
 
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Keep the diet clean and hopefully some water will fall off. I also did unilateral work with my bicep repair. I think it helped. It sure didn’t hurt anything!
 
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Keep the diet clean and hopefully some water will fall off. I also did unilateral work with my bicep repair. I think it helped. It sure didn’t hurt anything!
That’s what I’m saying. No reason not to!
 
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Lotta slacking on my part. Back in the gym after a week out.

BELT SQUAT
“405”x2x4
X12

ONE ARM INCLINE PRESS
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ONE ARM DB ROW
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ONE ARM KB SWINGS
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Feels good to be moving doesn’t it
Ya man it really does. I had to throw my self a post-surgery pity party, but I snapped out of it. Back on track!
 
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284.4. Eating at maintenance now after about a 10 day diet break.

FLAT DB PRESS (everything is single arm)
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MEADOWS ROW
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HAMMER CURL
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DB SKULLCRUSHERS
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FACE PULLS
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Good session today. Felt good.

I’m reevaluating my training coming out of this surgery. I like 5th Set, but I don’t think there’s enough frequency for me. I recover like I never trained, but I think that I also progress in some exercises like I never trained as well.

I’m going to go back to 5/3/1, 4 days, either FSL or BBS. I got to 600/400/600 using 5/3/1, and although I’m older, I don’t see why I can’t do that again. I’m healthy, my diet is good, and my hormones are optimized. As I was told once in this thread, I’m not going to place limits on myself. Those are my goals.

Thanks for reading, I welcome feedback.
 
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You aren’t really in a position to run a powerlifting program right? I mean, the goal right now is maximum muscle maintenance while you heal and rehab your shoulder. I strongly recommend lower body weakpoint training. Now is the time for lots of unilateral/single leg work and junk like calves and abs.

All programs will work if you believe in them and consistently do your part to work hard, and choose accessories wisely.
 
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You aren’t really in a position to run a powerlifting program right? I mean, the goal right now is maximum muscle maintenance while you heal and rehab your shoulder. I strongly recommend lower body weakpoint training. Now is the time for lots of unilateral/single leg work and junk like calves and abs.

All programs will work if you believe in them and consistently do your part to work hard, and choose accessories wisely.
Oh ya that’s what I’m doing. I’m going all unilateral stuff and belt squatting, with SSB starting next week. I’m talking going forward; I’m out of my brace in 20 days then I start shoulder rehab, but I’ll be able to squat and deadlift (according to my doc).

Just laying out my plans. I’m a textbook over thinker/planner. Lol.
 
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