I can attest, stuff hurts more and more with the passing years. Much as I’d like to pretend it’s different.
Had I been less active in my youth, perhaps I’d have fewer life-time injuries and probably be suffering from various other diseases or ailments which are much less noble. So, it’s all a trade off…
To a point.
And that point is or has been crossed in the images you see here—the X-rays of my left shoulder. I mean, you get to your 40′s, you’ve been active, an athlete or just some run-o-the-mill strength training nut job like me, you’re gonna have some issues. Some tender joints, maybe a knee that acts up. Etc. But this thing—this shoulder is a beast of a mess.
It’s a Serious Issue / Injury
Let’s just say this would get me out of the army and likely qualify me for some sort of disability. Yes, I’m making a point of it being bad because it is. And because like any well intended “adult” with some sense of wanting to spare others the pain I’ve been through, I’m encouraging you to not take this path of shoulder pain.
It costs me a lot of sleep and an amazing amount of freedom. I fantasize about a simple bench press, doing pushups again or even partaking in Crossfit, for real. I struggle to ride my bike, I can’t wrestle my kids… not with both arms. All because I have a lousy, messed up shoulder that I injured and then didn’t take care of.
Shoulders are the most vulnerable, most complex and most frequently used joint in your body. I can attest to just how vital they are–or healthy, strong shoulders are to your quality of life.
- Take care of them.
- Get sound advice and use informed judgement.
- Avoid the injuries and if you fail there,
- don’t fail to rehab it well. It matters… a lot.
When I saw this program from Rick, it just hit me as sound, strong and important advice–the sort of tools, tricks and techniques that could have spared me the injures I’ll spend the rest of my life coping with.
Here’s to your shoulders, healthy and strong… and free from any doctors knife.