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    And I'm the exact opposite. 55, here, been...

    And I'm the exact opposite. 55, here, been training since I was 16, I have a ton of discipline, grew up with great bodybuilders (so I had good knowledge), and have a degree in Nutrition, but I am not...
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    You are correct in thinking that bench presses...

    You are correct in thinking that bench presses and shoulder presses work the triceps, and pulls work the biceps. This is called indirect work, and some folks do minimal (or no) direct tricep/bicep...
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    Absolutely. I’ve had rotator cuff surgery on both...

    Absolutely. I’ve had rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders, and both times I needed a bicep tenodesis because the bicep tendon was almost totally torn. I never felt pain when I curled, but I felt...
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    I'm hoping OP doesn't need surgery, but to answer...

    I'm hoping OP doesn't need surgery, but to answer your question matthewkelling, bicep tenodesis surgery detaches the injured bicep tendon from where it currently inserts in the shoulder and...
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    What OP was referring to regarding what is being...

    What OP was referring to regarding what is being published as of late regarding frequency is that for natural lifters frequency is critical because muscle protein synthesis TYPICALLY ends at around...
  • I wouldn't worry, here's some reasons why: 1)...

    I wouldn't worry, here's some reasons why:
    1) here is quote from me 1 YEAR after surgery: "Been just about 1 year since the surgery: I assumed the shoulder would be "perfect" now but it's not. It's...
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    Assuming you are not being sarcastic, that is an...

    Assuming you are not being sarcastic, that is an old broism that is simply not true.

    Born again here also :-)
  • Hey TheFeeny - any update on you? I hit the 7...

    Hey TheFeeny - any update on you? I hit the 7 month mark and feeling really good. Probably 75% there. Still sore when I sleep on it, but other than that my strength is about 75-90% back depending on...
  • Yes, I have had setbacks that lasted weeks (with...

    Yes, I have had setbacks that lasted weeks (with this recent surgery and the rotator cuff repair I had 5 years ago on the other shoulder), which makes sense since the inflammation that is likely...
  • Surgeon says everything looks good. I told him...

    Surgeon says everything looks good. I told him about my pain when I bring my elbow above shoulder height and turn my wrist so my thumb is pointing down (like I am looking at my wrist watch). He did...
  • Thanks for great post! Lots of good info here....

    Thanks for great post! Lots of good info here. Yes I had full thickness tears on both shoulders, and bicep tendonesis on both shoulders. First surgery required 7 anchors, the second one needed 5...
  • Sorry to hear that.... I am at almost 6 months....

    Sorry to hear that.... I am at almost 6 months. and I notice every now and then a deep burn in my shoulder. I wonder if it is nerve endings repairing themselves? Maybe scar tissue being stretched...
  • Maybe I read this wrong.... are you hitting each...

    Maybe I read this wrong.... are you hitting each body part TWICE in 5 days?
  • Thanks EVERYONE for the great perspectives! ...

    Thanks EVERYONE for the great perspectives!

    Regarding the quote above brings up a good discussion point. I also used to do a push / legs / pull over 5 day routine. But so much of what I have read...
  • I am surprised by the MAV for biceps, side delts...

    I am surprised by the MAV for biceps, side delts and rear delts considering the relative small size of those muscles. Biceps similar to chest MAV? Rear delts and side delts more than chest MAV and...
  • wow, I really need to change my mindset. Here I...

    wow, I really need to change my mindset. Here I am thinking 12-20 sets is low, and your making gains on 9 sets!
  • Optimal volume (sets per muscle group per week) for those in our 50's

    hey all - what is your opinion regarding volume (WORKING sets per major body part per week) in your 50's? I realize you can google this and get hundreds of answers, but looking for the actual real...
  • It's been about 20 weeks since my 2nd surgery (my...

    It's been about 20 weeks since my 2nd surgery (my other shoulder was done 5 years ago) . My surgeon released me to start lifting again (LIGHTLY) at 13 weeks since (as he said) I am ahead of schedule...
  • Absolutely! Those are all the typical rotator...

    Absolutely! Those are all the typical rotator cuff strengthening exercises. And I agree, always AFTER working out. Before working out just warm the shoulder up. I am at 14 weeks out from surgery, and...
  • Hi Feens - it sounds like you're just...

    Hi Feens - it sounds like you're just experiencing the ups and downs of recovery. Don't forget, as an ocean paddler you are putting much more demands on the healing shoulder than most people. You...
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