Posted: 2/12/2011 8:44:49 PM
Originally Posted by BunkMoreland
LOL how much does HGH cost and where do u get it?
seriously, its something I want to work thru, Its soreness that is lingering that I dont have at other body parts after working out at this point..
I have dropped back to 3 sets of 12 and lighter weight all around
I have worked out my whole life and I'm 41. At 5"10 200, I have had a range of 195-217 since I turned 30. My biggest problems are portion sizes, alcohol, and skipping cardio. Love weights so it's easy to justify skipping cardio. I did P90x last summer. I didn't measure fat %, but stuck through every workout. I followed the recommended diet for the first 60 days. I cut back to only 2 days a week for alcohol. I like high-gravity beers but they have 300 calories each! I used to think one a day wouldn't hurt, but that's 2100 calories a week! Forced cardio and diet helped me go from 208 to 195 in 90 days. Lost some strength due to not having a full dumb bell stash at the house, but can kill pull ups now. Went from 35 to 32 in waist.
As for shoulders, here are several moves I used to do that I picked up from watching others at the gym and from magazines. After years of recurring shoulder pain, I finally realized that some of these moves must have been contributors. Haven't done them in 2 years and haven't had shoulder pain in 2 years. Can't tell you which single one was guilty, but you should skip these. Anybody that tells you different has just gotten lucky to not get hurt. My college roommate is a surgeon and primarly focuses on shoulders. Following his advice has been great. I thought I was going to have to deal with the pain forever.
-Lat pulldowns behind your head
-Military press behind your head
-Heavy shrugs with a long bar
You can do modified versions of these. All of these put your shoulders in a vulnerable position and increase your risk for injury. My buddy's advice, and he is a surgeon. You do need to take a week or two off to let everything calm down. Best workout advice I ever got, and my buddy doesn't even lift weights. Hope it helps.