Been in a deficit for 6 months. Down roughly 20 lbs. Time for a little break.
Not an all war, just 10 days of increased macros. After last week’s high volume/high intensity week, I welcome it.
My arthrogram (where dye is injected into the joint and a MRI is done to detect other possible issues) was done last Friday. Yesterday was my follow up appointment.
Good news - there is no labral tear in my shoulder. Final answer: just a hardcore case of tendinitis.
I’ll be back to 100% soon enough. Still have my sights set on competing again this year.
To take advantage of the down time on all things pressing due to my shoulder, my programming has been changed up a tad.
I’m still going to do some floor pressing just to keep some movement going and to keep my mind occupied/happy, and will still work on my accessories and my deadlift (which is making some serious progress right now.) But squats are going to be my focal point.
4 times a week. Basically every day I lift. Straight squats, pause squats, pin squats, and SSB squats all on rotation. Maybe this will help cure the sucks my squat has always had.
Overall today went very well. He works with a lot of athletes and is very familiar with injuries like this.
After going through more strength and range of motion tests, he is fairly confident some PT exercises and injections should help a ton.
One small worry is that the MRI didn’t pick up anything labrum related…and that was the only area that concerned him during the strength tests. So now I get to have a MRI Arthogram done (inject dye into the joint and do another MRI).
For now, I got a couple of injections and a list of exercises to do. To be continued.