Well, this week I did two full body workouts and now I am dealing with more shoulder pain.
I think I am only doing cardio and legs next week.
Good plan, Kimosabe.
My Ortho doc told me to keep trying to go back in and I'd of bothers me to back off and take another week. It seems to ne taking a while. I might want an MRI.
An MRI isn't going to make you heal any faster. Face it, killer, you just need to back off for a while. It's not the end of the world.
It is extra depressing considering the new heights I was hitting.
You make it sound like one little hiatus is the end of your entire bodybuilding career. It's nothin', man, just nothin' in comparison to the long run. Ask any serious, long-term lifter in here and he or she will tell you that it's never a straight shot to the top. There is a learning curve and there are occasional opportunities to test your patience and determination. But determination doesn't mean ignoring the obvious and plowing on, it means being determined not to let anything put out your inner fire. The real athletes keep burning inside even if the outside needs some time off. Chill, it'll work out.
I was considering making a run at a natural bodybuilding competition.
Again, this isn't permanent, it's temporary. Unless, of course, you keep talkin' like it's permanent. Then it will be.
Everything I've said above, this is what you've got to keep saying to yourself: It's nothing. My fire is still lit. I will do what's necessary for my body to get back in balance and then I will wail on those weights. I will not be stupid and impatient, I will be smart and enduring. I am a freakin' god.