Gaining strength and mucle second time round

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Sconse, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    I know a number of people on these boards have suffered shoulder dislocations and have had to sit out of training for a number of months to rehab it. I'm now into my second month of rehab and I was wondering how long it took you guys to regain your strength and muscle. So far I've lost about 4.5kg or almost 10lbs of muscle, I'm 166cm and was 60kg so, its a big loss for me and its getting really frustrating not being able to do anything about it. Honestly I hate feeling weak and skinny. At least I don't know how bad my strength loss has been as I haven't been able to test it. Any responses would be appreciated.

    Edit: couldn't post thread had to post short crap thing then edit :)
     
  2. BayAreaGuy

    BayAreaGuy Good Day

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    13,354
    Likes Received:
    1,607
    Location:
    California
    Don't forget about muscle memory, you'll go back to your regular size quick when you start working out again.


    btw, how long was it before you started losing size after your injury?
     
  3. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    How long? Probably during the first week, I had my arm in a sling most of the time so it wasn't moving at all. Most of the weight came off in the last 3 weeks though, getting sick probably didn't help.
     
  4. BayAreaGuy

    BayAreaGuy Good Day

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    13,354
    Likes Received:
    1,607
    Location:
    California
    A week? Dang that's fast. But like you said, problably because of being sick and not being able to move your arm and get much blood flow there.
     
  5. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    Yeh, at first it was only a little bit, like I said I've probably lost the most weight during the last 3 weeks, its been 5 weeks since it happened, this will be the 6th week
     
  6. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    ttt no one els?
     
  7. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    Edit: Dam sherdog was updating or sum bs and I double posted... how embarrassing :(
     
  8. Merrill

    Merrill Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,288
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would guess no more than 2-3 months if everything goes well.
     
  9. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    Ok, well 2-3 months sounds bearable, but I'd still like the opinion of someone who's actually dislocated their shoulder... if any of you are out there...
     
  10. Merrill

    Merrill Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,288
    Likes Received:
    0
    How do you know I have not done this?
     
  11. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    Haha. True, have you? I assumed you would have stated that in your original post :p
     
  12. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    Taking the chance that I might double post I'm going to post this again, cause its not showing up in the thread...

    Edit: Fuck, don't worry, it double posted, wow I got someone to go and check the thread before hand for me and everything to make sure I wasn't the last poster... guess that doesn't help... fail :(
     
  13. Lusst

    Lusst Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    9,145
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Fairmount Hill
    Work hard, but be careful not to re-injure the shoulder. The strength will come back in a couple of months.

    Honestly, why are you even worried about it? Do what you have been doing in the gym and it'll be ok.
     
  14. joe broadway

    joe broadway Unbeatable

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Where women Glow and men Plunder
    i dislocated my shoulder while in HS (8 years ago). its hard to remember, but it took abour 6 months before i felt that it was normal and didnt hold me back from anything. during that time i stayed quite busy doing shoulder rehab work and not long after, probably 2 weeks, i was playing hockey again with a tight ass canvas body brace that didnt really let me breath or move at all. I dont remember losing any weight though, just strength and confidence. it didnt take long to get the strength back in my lifts but to this day that shoulder is not the same and will not ever be. i have had my spurts where i stop lifting for a while for what ever reason, but i still worked my shoulders because after the dislocation you have to be conscious that something as piddly as sleeping on it funny or being bumped awkwardly can loosen it. sorry i cant be more help on the weight loss issue, i hope something i said helps.
     
  15. str8loco1

    str8loco1 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,948
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aqui nomas en Sherdog
    What kind of things do you do to rehab your shoulder. I injured my shoulder about a year ago. It felt a lot better after about 6 months but still bothers me a lot to this day. The only thing that I did was get it drained about 3 months after injuring it. Any suggestions?
     
  16. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    Thanks for the responses, I've been doing rehab exercises my physio gave me, just got back from the physio, so happy :icon_chee he said I can start lifting again, as long as my arm isn't abducted and externally rotated, so I can start doing rows, deadlifts etc again. Generally its not causing that much pain now.
    I guess its a confidence thing like joe said, and also the fact that I put so much work into getting my body to the point it was at, only to sit around and watch it disapear is a bit frustrating. I'm actually not that bothered by it though now that I know I can start to lift again.
    You got it drained? to ease the swelling I guess? I've never heard of having that done. Did you see any one about it? Like a physio? If not I would suggest seeing one, if I hadn't gone to one right after it happened I don't think it would have improved this much and I think I probably would have hurt it again by now
     
  17. Lusst

    Lusst Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    9,145
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Fairmount Hill
    Frustration is all you are going to get from dwelling on it. You were injured...there is not an athlete out there who has not been in your position. It's just part of training.

    The only thing you can do now is become stronger than before.
     
  18. ghostwipe

    ghostwipe Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Messages:
    6,805
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    bizarro


    Yup. Use it as motivation every time you feel like being a lazy pussy and skipping a workout.
     
  19. Sconse

    Sconse Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Aus
    Yeh I guess you guys are right. I got to do deadlifts again today and rows, I'm not moving the weight I used to be but just lifting again today made me feel a hell of a lot better. My original question was just if any one had an idea of how long it might take me to get back to my old form. I guess like you said Lusst I was just dwelling on it too much, obviously I'm going to to gain the strength and size faster than I did last time but it's still going to take alot of work and effort but that's become a lot easier to handle now that I can lift again.

    Thanks for the support :)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.