Sorry bro....I am a little stressed right now with this injury and not being able to train as I like so I feel like I am not myself. LOL. My wife sensed the same thing.
Because I have had immune system issues due to a disease I had some years back and since my numbers still show a struggling immune system, I take extra precautions not to overtrain. Just understand I am a little worried about taking it too far because I know what it can mean for my health considering my situation. Who knows, maybe I will try as you say and see if I notice a difference.
I just know in the past, I tend to do better having 7+ days off person muscle group. I hear ya on the high volume and I am not apposed to trying it, assuming I see results, not just in strength but in size.....long lasting muscle. I am open to anything.
One thing I am OK with is hitting the same muscle again later in the week if I go lighter in weight or intensity, but for years I have preferred to wait till the soreness is gone. The most I typically like doing is lighter weights, cardio and stretching to help recover. Believe me I am well aware of active recovery. Years of competitive sports and lifting have taught me that. But for me I know I do not like going full out with a body part more than once a week. That's me.
That is more what I was talking about with how I like to train. One thing I know I can not do, or have not been able to do is deadlift after a hard squat workout. I get more out of it on separate days.
I totally agree with you on the active recovery thing, keeping my arm perfectly still would worry me and could complicate things. I don't need a frozen shoulder, LOL.
I wend back into the gym this week...did a light chest workout, pushups, VERY light weight, etc. Day 2 I go in and do some light rows, and some other back work. I started to feel a twinge during some rows but then I went into some light shrugs and wam, the pain came back. Now, I am back in pain again. It is hard to pinpoint because there is nothing to the touch, it feels rather deep. Oddly enough, this is the same shoulder I separated in 2006 in a snowboarding accident and at the time I had the shoulder reconstructed.
I am going to stop in and see the sports medicine guy I know who works with the local Philadelphia sports teams. I know when I had the surgery, he said the only thing that could cause another separation was an impact. It is odd because the sensation I had at the time, is similar to what I feel now.