I keep hurting my shoulder, should I take a week off and cut?

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  1. black jesus

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    I don't have alot of fat or anything, I just have a little fat layer, and would like to drop the body fat percentage.

    However, I'm nowhere near done bulking, so is it a waste? (I'm on a pretty clean bulk)

    Any tips or links on how to be sure I'm burning fat and not muscle?
     
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    taking a week off wont do shit for losing muscle. Make sure your protein is good and then take time off or do legs
     
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    Should I start doing some cardio though? I'm just worried about losing muscle.
     
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    what? cardio would make you lose more muscle.....
     
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    Do you know what exercise is messing your shoulder up?

    For instance, I sometimes hurt my shoulder doing military press or dips. When I do, I just cut that exercise our for a week and replace it with something a little less stressful on the shoulder.

    As far as losing muscle is concerned, just keep your diet in check and you should be fine.
     
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    a week off is great if you haven't taken one in awhile. Lately the less I workout, the more progress I make.
     
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    Heres what I would do. It works for me personally and I have had shoulder problems in the past and will say that after having surgery lifting weights is the least of things you want to do right now. 2x a week if you are taking the week off work on rotator cuff and stabalizer movements. Cardio is good as you will get blood flowing throughout the body. 30min of cardio 3x a week is fine. Make sure you have fats EFA's in particular around 100g a day and protein up , I dunno what your weight is. Make sure and this is very necessary, before you do any of the rotator cuff work that you put heat on that shoulder area for 10min, if there is a handbike at your gym proceed to doing that after the heat, then stretch and then do the movements, when done do cardio or ice your shoulder.
     
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    Thankfully its not rotator cuff problems again (like the other shoulder). It just gets tight on the front and side, then after like 30 minutes its fine again. It gets painfull on shoulder and chest days. Maybe I should take a couple days off. It has been like a month since I even took 2 consecutive days off.
     
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