Last February I injured my rotator cuff and stopped all forms of lifting till about August in order to let it heal after doctor's orders, while only doing certain rotator cuff strengthening exercises.
Ive returned to the gym since the past month and a half, lifting ligthly, but whenever i try to lift something slightly challenging, say 15-rep max or 12-rep max (i dont go to failure, just use a weight which is sufficiently heavy to actually feel your muscles doing some work) i always get long lasting pain in my shoulder the following day which lasts for about a week, during which i try to rest the shoulder hoping it will recover..
So my question basically is, how did u guys who have had rotator cuff problems resume your training? are there any exercises i should avoiding doing now that im just beginning to get back at it? any tips to speed up full recovery?