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hey luis you got some interesting things to say about bodybuilding, it seems like you have come a long way. I say this because I have come to a bodybuilding revolution in my life as well, and just like you it happened after I hurt my rotator cuff. I'm not saying this is a coincidence most people learn through there mistakes, and almost all people who lift weights frequently, hurt there rotator cuff. The best thing you can do besides stretching before workouts (which in my opinion can be a workout on its own) is to visit a chiropractor that has graduated from the ART(active release technique) course. The pain you are experiencing sounds identical to the one i had and if you are starting to feel it along your shoulder blade than its better to act now rather than ignore it. I have read a lot about ART and what it is is simply a way of releasing scar tissue from the area which has built up over time they do this by messaging the area along with rotating the shoulder to give you the full range of motion back in your rotator cuff. you can find videos better explaining what ART is on youtube its common amoung most athletes these days. hope this helps you the way it helped me luis.
I have been bodybuilding for the last 5 years or so. Went from about 149lbs (6%BF) to 230lbs (10%>BF).
Over those years I too had a rotator cuff injury, developed a bad hip, and a sore knee on the same leg. These Injuries, 2 bouts of over-training syndrome (this is terrible, don't let it happen to you), stretch marks etc, have led me to search for different, more sustainable ways of continuing to lift weights through alteration of both training and diet.
Fact is, I love to lift weights, but i've come to the realization that what I was doing was not sustainable, and if it isn't sustainable then whats the point?
Luis, it sounds like you are definitely experiencing some of the same problems.
Obviously, two key things to look at; Training and Diet. Since your on the Vega forums, i assume your diet is fairly clean. This is absolutely crucial, and I have learned that to lift weights seriously means one has to eat like a saint. The more you workout the more stringent you must be with diet, not the reverse. Its very much an all or nothing lifestyle, either lift weights and eat well, or don't bother at all. The consequences of poor eating hit you fairly quickly (over-training, stretch marks (since these are caused by high cortisol levels, keeping nutritional stress at a minimum is very important)).
As for training. I used to lift 6 days a week. I have since scaled it back considerably. I find that 2-3 day splits work just as well, if not better. I feel like a normal human, as opposed to a psychopath. You mood is incredibly different, and your likelyhood of injury is much lower. I recommend you check out Chad Waterbury and his various programs.
Scrap isolation excersizes and workout days. I.e. Arm day, Shoulder day. These are not necessary at all. I have found that my muscular development improved when these days were tossed, and my joints felt much better. I know guys who work arms once a month and they are 20inches around...arm days are not necessary.
For shoulders, if anything a few sets of shoulder presses (with dumbells not barbells) is all you need. Perhaps a few lateral raises.
Look up some Scapular Stability excersizes. These are great for stabilizing the rotator cuff.
Base your training around compound movements (Squat, Deadlift, Presses, Rows, Chin/Pull-ups etc), and try to use dumbells when you can (at least for the next while). Many pro bodybuilders i.e. Troy Alves uses only dumbells to keep his joints intact. Its unfortunate your body doesn't agree with squats, i find i do better on front squats as opposed to back squats however. I would also recommend getting a trainer to watch you squat, just to ensure your technique is perfect.
As for Physiotherapy, get acupuncture. I know alot of people are scared of it and think its a joke. This is the real deal. Sticking a fine needle directly into scar tissue within the joint helps to break it up. Over time the scar tissue is 'dissolved'. Obviously after injury your joints will never quite be good as new, but this treatment DOES work. I have had it done, and I highly recommend it. Ronnie Coleman goes (or used to prior to quitting) to physiotherapy on a weekly basis to keep things together.