Caslon19000 saidSurgery was a few days ago. The pain has subsided. Now I am stick with months of recovery. I'm also getting a bit pissed at my trainer who set up and oversaw the bench press that ripped this. It wAs when he told me to put my elbows out at a more 90 degree angle that it ripped. I heard the rip, but felt no pain. I told him and we went on with the set. I kinda feel the whole point of having a trainer is to get his expertise so this kind of thing doesn't happened.
Listen, I am a trainer and I completely understand your reasoning for being upset. However, sometimes trainers are new the field and does not know the importance of warming up. They haven't received enough education to help you pursue your goals. I am sorry to hear that you messed up your shoulders. I wish you a fast recovery. Here are somethings to look for when you are getting a trainer.
1. Find out how long he has been training.
2. Find out if he has a degree a long with a certification.
3. Do some home work. Ask around about him or her. Watch to see how they train there clients.
4. Sit down to talk to the trainer and ask questions about his training style. If he says he only trains one way than run. A good trainer does not have a training style. He simple puts what he has learned over the years and apply it to what you want to accomplish.
5. If a trainer does not have his client to stretch and warm up prior to working out than you might want to look elsewhere or be sure do it yourself. Sometimes trainers are just conscious enough probably warming up.