Trained very consistently for well over 25 years with very few layoffs lasting more than a week or 2.
Jacked up my shoulder a while back. Have been out many months, shoulder is better. No surgery was needed.
Don't look that bad. Still pretty big and muscular. Lost a few pounds of bodyweight, gained a bit of fat, muscles have flattened and softened a bit.
46, weighed close to 230 @ 5'7 before layoff. Now weigh 210-220 or so, depending upon what time of day it is.
Used to hit legs and back really hard. Trained 4 days a week, 12-15 sets for most bodyparts, 8-10 sets for smaller ones. Worked quads separately from calves and hammies. Did lots of squats, rack pulls, bb and t-bar rows, pullups, leg presses, machine squats, hacks, bb presses and curls, etc - the basics.
I'm about to start back, and am curious as to how bad it will be and how long it will take me to hopefully get back to where I was a year or 2 ago. I have no doubt my cardio and muscular endurance have suffered - I'll probably need to work my way back up in volume over many weeks/months. Not sure how much strength I've lost. I always did both high and low reps.
Anybody ever go through anything similar at a similar age?