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Old 12-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Its been over a month since I was able to lift due to my shoulder injury. PT has been good so far but I miss the gym. I find myself slacking on my cardio and my eating has gone to crap. I dont know why but it seems that without being able to lift, I have lost all motivation to eat clean and keep up wth my running. I know that I can use this time to really decrease my BF by eating clean and upping my cardio but it seems I am doing the opposite. I dont have my follow up until the 21st and I dont know when I will be able to lift again. This sucks.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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you can't do any lifting?

I have a strained bicep tendon now keeping me from benching and anything overhead presses, but I still squat, dead, back days (I can pull with it). arm days are cut back a bit, but really it isn't keeping me out of the gym for the most part.

i was feeling bad about it, but my dead lifts and squats are getting the focus of my attention and are showing in the weight.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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I was for awhile and physicaly i can but the Dr. said not too because of the location of the issue of my tendon. The only thing that hurt it when lifting was chest stuff.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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The trick that I use when I lack motivation (and it happens pretty frequently) is that I give myself a little treat for going to the gym. For example, I'll go to the gym and right after, I grab some chipotle (no cheese no sour cream of course).
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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Its been over a month since I was able to lift due to my shoulder injury. PT has been good so far but I miss the gym. I find myself slacking on my cardio and my eating has gone to crap. I dont know why but it seems that without being able to lift, I have lost all motivation to eat clean and keep up wth my running. I know that I can use this time to really decrease my BF by eating clean and upping my cardio but it seems I am doing the opposite. I dont have my follow up until the 21st and I dont know when I will be able to lift again. This sucks.
I could post our fat picture, the one after your surgery as motivation.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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I could post our fat picture, the one after your surgery as motivation.
That would be bad for both of us since we were both fatties back then.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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I was for awhile and physicaly i can but the Dr. said not too because of the location of the issue of my tendon. The only thing that hurt it when lifting was chest stuff.
as long as I felt like I wasnt aggravating it, I would be hitting the gym
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #8
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that would be bad for both of us since we were both fatties back then.
do it!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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do it!!!

No, lets not. Not only was I a fattie but it had been a few weeks since I had a hair cut or shaved. I was also heavily medicated at the time.


I dont feel that it aggravats things but I dont want to risk it. I just want it to heal already.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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OP. You need to focus on getting yourself at a level mentally you can accept.

I have a major issue if I can't exercise. My body from the training I did when young just wants to hold calories (this is actually what I have been told by doctors doing billions of tests on me) and I go to 230lbs. At this point I tend to get depressed myself and end up pushing it to 240lbs. Usually around this number my head assplodes and I figure out my stuff. This past 5 years I have been dealing with insurance company BS and injuries that made physical activity of any kind hard.

I tried cutting calories. What happens with that is I still don't lose weight, my body wants to fight it and attack lean mass/organs/itself and I end up very sick.

I am taking three weeks off now, two week into it, have to wait until next Friday after my MRI comes back for my right shoulder and he looks at my knees again. Everything is feeling better though so I am sure I will be fine. I came on strong on my comeback and probably aggravated things/tendonitis. I am enjoying beer each night though on my downtime.

I still eat very healthy though and sometimes skip a meal (have a bit of protein powder instead). Still losing a safe 1lb/week. When I get back to lifting that goes up to 2-3lbs/week.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:06 AM   #11
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I am hoping that in two weeks when I have my follow up the dr. will let me start lifting again. PT is going good and yesterday they worked me over. I just dont want to get back to what I was before my back surgery.
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Jeez, reading posts like these make me feel so blessed I have yet to get any sort of injury (other than a broken arm playing soccer in HS).
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Swimming and Yoga, maybe mix in some Martial Arts and meditation. Eating part is mental. Either you got a reason to eat right or you don't. That is easily solved if you join one of them groups and talk through it and make goals.
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