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^I've gone a couple times the past week and it hasn't been too busy at around 8:30. Parking is free for 2 hours since you can get a stamp. I'm really new to working out but they have all of the machines and weights that I use/need. Never had to wait for a bench or squat rack for the times I've gone. Although the dumbells can get pretty disorganized lol Posted via RS Mobile
I've been going to the gym pretty consistently over the past 2 months and have been noticing progress in terms of the weights that I've been using.
Here is what I'm currently at: 5'6", 156lbs 18% BF.
Current / Started
Bench: 135lbs / 65lbs
Squat: 155lbs / 75lbs
Deadlift: 155lbs / 75lbs
I was really weak when I first started but it feels good to be able to do a bit more now.
I usually just alternate between these:
Chest/Tris, Legs, Back/Bicep, Shoulders, with cardio and core before each workout
I want to continue gaining strength but at the same time reducing the body fat. Do you guys have any recommendations as to what's a good routine to follow? I'm slowly starting to get my diet in check as well.
if it's too intense for you just take out some exercises for the first couple of weeks then slowly integrate them in. Keep your calories high and your lifts/weight will skyrocket! I've gained about 6 pounds in the last 2 weeks of doing this
Is it a good idea to deadlift with a rotator cuff strain? It's not severe and doesn't hurt when I go through the motion, but not sure what will happen with heavier weight.
+1 for taking the time to see a physio, a sports physio in particular and one that knows how to deal with guys that train with weights. I highly recommend allan mcgavin because some of the guys there are ex-football players with experience in the weight room/strength training, so a lot of their knowledge will be applicable
On a personal level though, rotator cuff injuries (kinda suffering from one right now) usually interfere with benching more so, because you are loading the rotator cuff with a lot of weight
id say try it out, but slice off a few percent from what you usually do and just work on the motions to see if it bothers you
i'm adding a rotator cuff circuit in a few of my workouts now for shoulder health