I've done my RC in and won't be training upper body properly for a while.
What exercises can I do that don't involve my shoulder at all?
I can still train legs but other than that I've only been doing ab work and back extensions.
Hey bud, been in the same situation.
Give it a coupla weeks completely off to let it heal, then start very lightly with everything apart from Dips.
I'm almost back up to 100% now on bench after about a month.
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Sorry to hear about the wing......Do they want to cut in? If possible avoid that, and as someone who has had a longterm shoulder problem, made worse by cortisone shots, if you can wait it out, stay away from the knife. I have been in the gyms for years, and never heard anyone say that the surgery worked for them, that is unless they had million dollar Doctors like the guys doing Tommy John surgery for the major league pitchers. We all know GH is part of their regimen as well. My 2 cents is what it is, just past experience, but I agree with Gazzy, take the time off, and start light even with some stretch bands. Hope this helps.
It's going to be individual what you can do and do what degree, find a very reputable physical therapist to get you started. This is far too complex of a question to possibly even hope to answer without knowing exactly what is wrong in your shoulder and WHY the injury happened. A good PT is your best friend right now.
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You can throw in some met-con and plyometrics. You'd be surprised how well that stuff helps maintain strength (like, bodyweight squats to maintain barbell squat strength).
You could do Pistol Squats if you want to make BW work more challenging, they also require a bit of balance. Some other bodyweight movements would be calf raises, jump squats, and box jumps (just might want to be careful with these if your arm is in a sling).