When to end my cycle..
You might remember in another thread that I recently thought I might be overtraining. I tooka 5 day rest and went into a 4 day split. I thought I felt much better, but now I think I know what was going on. It would be obvious to you guys, but i was in denial. I think I am having issues with my shoulders (rotator cuff?). I did some research and I think this is what is going on. Military (which I have been doing heavy since on cycle) and bench aggravate my right shoulder badly. It's only when I go heavy. Since thursday, I kept frozen compresses on it for 2 nights and have been taking naproxen 3x day. I feel okay after a day or two, but now I know what will happen. I really think they need a good rest (and may never be back to normal), since this is the third month working out after a 10year layoff. I'm feeling my age and perhaps over doing it with the new found strength.
My question is, should I go ahead and end my cycle now, or continue for 1 - 3 weeks, taking it easy? In taking it easy, I realize that the intensity will be quite a bit lower and maybe no real gains will come in this last run, but would it somehow be beneficial for either healing or holding onto current gains to continue for a little while longer?
I have all the needed ancillaries, so no problem there.
Thanks in adavance!
Well you have to decide whether you can work around your shoulder. If you can work around the militarys and benching I'd stay stick it out.
One main thing to remember though is keep those Kcal high to aid your body in holding onto your new mass you've attained during the course of your cycle. You dont want to cut your Kcals b/c that can cause you to loose the muscle you've worked so hard for. The longer you hold at a certain weight the easier it is to maintain it.
If I want to add flavor to my cooking. . . . . . . I just burn it
There is NO such thing as over training just under EATING. ~ Trey Brewer
That was my thinking on staying on a little longer. I plan on trying to work around the movements that directly cause pain and droppng the weight on the others.