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post #33946 of 57109
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Not all shoulder pains are cuff injuries. Both of mine ended up being nasty trigger points in my upper back

This x100
post #33947 of 57109
Yea but upward rotation sounds like something's wrong with one of the external rotators. Or a rib but I'm not about to go into explaining how that works to a beginner.
post #33948 of 57109
i couldnt lift my arm over my head, reach it behind my back, or move it laterally (think turning a steering wheel) without pain; it turned out to be a trigger point underneath my lats. actually, come to think of it, it may have been in the subscap which is part of the rotator cuff....

...even so, a little bit of trigger point therapy will work wonders. i doubt a newbie on spbr could manage to fuck up his rotator cuffs to any degree of meaningful severity.
post #33949 of 57109
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Yea but upward rotation sounds like something's wrong with one of the external rotators. Or a rib but I'm not about to go into explaining how that works to a beginner.

Literally impossible to diagnose without imaging of some sort. So much shoulder pathology mimics other pathology that even doing an in-person exam is inconsistent. Basing it off of just his explanation is even less likely to be an accurate diagnosis.
post #33950 of 57109
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Literally impossible to diagnose without imaging of some sort. So much shoulder pathology mimics other pathology that even doing an in-person exam is inconsistent. Basing it off of just his explanation is even less likely to be an accurate diagnosis.

Good point, I completely agree. Shoulder is a fickle bitch.
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Link don't work
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bah figures.
post #33954 of 57109
I played hockey tonight and tweaked my groin making a save. Pretty mad since I have to squat tomorrow, but whatever. I get ready for bed (read: only wearing boxers) and start rolling out my groin on a lacrosse ball on the ground when my girlfriends sister walks in to ask me something... laugh.gif
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post #33956 of 57109
Found out gym membership expired yesterday (rest day). Walked in today paying $10 for one day (2 hours). It's been 2 years I think it's time to post an update, but first food.
post #33957 of 57109
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Jesus, I did 5x10 deficit straight-legged deads the other day after squats and I can barely tie my fucking shoes today.
post #33958 of 57109
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

i couldnt lift my arm over my head, reach it behind my back, or move it laterally (think turning a steering wheel) without pain; it turned out to be a trigger point underneath my lats. actually, come to think of it, it may have been in the subscap which is part of the rotator cuff....

...even so, a little bit of trigger point therapy will work wonders. i doubt a newbie on spbr could manage to fuck up his rotator cuffs to any degree of meaningful severity.

What did you have to do to fix it? As of right now there isn't anymore pain compared to Monday but still isn't 100%.

Sometimes I can feel and hear my should pop if I raise my shoulder up. Also if I do a rowing motion and raise my arm laterally it irritates my shoulder.

I don't know, it really doesn't do much to tell you guys but whatever haha. I guess I will have to see someone if it gets worse.
post #33959 of 57109
Too much food, bloated

And it's 1130AM ffffuuuu.gif

Do you still eat late jarude and get bloated feeling in the morning? Ugh
post #33960 of 57109
Going to post before and after photos and just preface this by saying after two years (1 year of experimenting/messing around, and 1 year of noob gains) that I am not at all too pleased from an aesthetic point of view. My strength then and now is dramatic, yes, but I think after reading through all the updates in this thread, which to be quite honest seems geared towards power-lifters and bodybuilders, perhaps I had a flawed idea of what my goal really was. I would categorize myself as a regular dude looking to get fit, be one of the "bros" if you will. But hell, posters like Charly, TKJG, MarkI et al are all very inspiring not to mention helpful, which really motivated me but perhaps not in the right direction in achieving my own goal. Also, I was not expecting paying ~$350 for another 2 year gym pass this month, and told a dude at the gym I might just take the rest of Sept. off. redface.gif

On the other hand, I don't want to move backwards.

In Styleforum fashion, I think the clothes and silhouette will tell a better picture (next to nudes), and being tailored clothes gives a better idea of the change.

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After
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I wear size medium and 34 waist pants now. Prior was a small and 30ish waist. No more slim, tapered trousers. I have to wear 8" taper or more without looking pear shaped. Before photo is with 7" taper, after photo is with 8"

  • Before: ~147 lb
  • After: ~ 160 lb
  • 3 main lifts: Squat = 185 lb, Bench Press = 165 lb, Deadlift = 275 lb (I could not lift shit before)

My routine was pretty strict IA SPBR but I did drop the ab work out because I just did not see any difference/progress (my stomach did feel slimmer I guess). In hindsight, perhaps it would have given me a more solid core to help with my squat. I just was not sure or confident about what ab workout to do so just dropped it. I did variations of OHP as well but my main upper body presses for shoulder & traps was sitting shoulder press with dumbbells. I incorporated lateral raises as well.

To be brutally honest, my upper body really lagged behind the lower and as a result today I feel like my wide hips are further accentuated. Sucks
Only upper body I am happy about is probably my back. Feels great though my posture can still use a lot of work.

If anyone can give me a routine that can really work my chest, traps, and shoulders I'm all ears. Considering dropping squat/DL altogether .. I am going to just 'bro it out.' I'm really jealous of you guys who have these heavy squat/DL but still manage to have skinny look legs, or have an upside down pyramid physique. I see a lot of dudes like this at the gym and just makes me really curious. *ahem* fuji




tl;dr
I am happy with the strength/noob gains but I need to balance my overall body proportions
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