At the end of last year my historically-bad left shoulder made any further kb work counterproductive, if not dangerous. I took some time off after the new year to let the shoulder heal, mostly just getting in some cold walks and taking the stairs in the parking garage. Early in March I got back to the bells, just swings for now, with a very occasional snatch here and there.
I’ve now been working with almost entirely swings for a couple of weeks, and I’m happy to report that my shoulder has returned to full health. Even more so, I was curious about my strength, and I’m still able to press the 24kg on each side, including the formerly-injured side. Neither side gave me any pain when I did.
Since Uncle Sam has generously returned to me a chunk of my money, I’ll probably look up an RKC to hammer home form. I hate TGUs, but I’ll probably get to work on those before I get back to what I really enjoy: the press. I suppose I’m going to be told to get KBTGU. Fair enough.
Anyway, thanks to Cook and Jones for Secrets of the Shoulder. The screening up front told me my shoulder was hurt, and to stop trying to work through it. Brett was kind enough to respond to my post here and say the same. In the long term, it saved me from serious injury (not to mention thousands of dollars).