Yessir! Shoulder feels much better already (it was the front part of my right shoulder) -- what did you do & how long did the recovery take for you to bench again my man?Do you have access to resistance bands? I know exactly what you've damaged and you can strengthen it so you can bench again!
Wow good tip on recording! I'm switching to doing neutral grip bunch only. It's less optimal for chest than a regular grip bench but much easier on the shoulders. Good tips on flaring, I think I might be going too low. Just curious, how long did you rest after you had the shoulder pain before starting to bench again (this time with better form)?good point @SmokenMirrors. Also, I was having some problems with my right shoulder a while back, and I realized I was lifting with bad form. I recorded myself and I saw that I was flaring out my elbows too much, thus putting extra strain on my shoulders (tall guy problems). Now, I try to be very cautious of where my elbows are and keep my shoulder blades down and close together. Obviously, if you've injured it a little, you should give it some rest, and yes, use some resistance bands to strengthen it, however, with some slight changes, you might be able to get back to it again soon.
Thank you beast!Nice job staying strong.
It's tough to explain via text so here's two excellent videos on it, I implemented most of these exercises and my shoulder was fully fixed inside a week! If you do these every rest day you will NEVER have shoulder problems again!Yessir! Shoulder feels much better already (it was the front part of my right shoulder) -- what did you do & how long did the recovery take for you to bench again my man?
It's tough to explain via text so here's two excellent videos on it, I implemented most of these exercises and my shoulder was fully fixed inside a week! If you do these every rest day you will NEVER have shoulder problems again!
Congrats on 60 days king!
My man! The cold showers are AWESOME. I'm at 2min now and fully plan on doing this for many, many years to come (will only skip if it I'm sick as not great to take cold showers when you have a cold haha -- though apparently cold showers actually strengthen your immune system so you'll get sick less often!). Thank you so much for introducing the idea, it's a big endorphin rush when you do them and they lower cortisol levels in your body as well -- very big for me as sometimes I have trouble sleeping when I overthink stuff
How are you finding cold showers and gratitude journalling?
Love you man! All thanks to your nudging. It's honestly much easier doing no MO now than I remember for past cycles -- I think it's a combination of my brain normalizing to dopamine spikes from the long abstention from porn, stronger willpower from denying this habit (willpower is a muscle like any other!), and a stronger desire to commit to no MO. It's all upside from here man60 days of no MO. Just another day in this manly man's life.
Bless you brother!
Great thought Androg. I'll be honest, part of the thing is my self-esteem is not great right now. That's why I'm actually working so hard to lose fat and gain mass, to really improve my self image first and foremost. But you're right that perhaps I need to put myself out there soon. My brain is not ready for dating apps right now so will have to think of other optionsTime to ask someone out?
Thank you brother. Really is a scary thing to be on the ledge, I feel you on all this man as I know you went thru some temptations recently as well. Glad to I pulled out of itNice job @First_step_thousand_miles pulling yourself out of the trenches and sticking with no porn. Trust me, I know how you feel!
I was thinking about you today and how bad ass it is that you're 70 days of no MO. Fucking awesome man. I love how you took a hold of that desire and goal and just ran with it.