<div> (TunnelRat @ Apr. 15 2008,5:10)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">I had an MRI done on Monday. Today the doctor said there was no need to do an EMG -- the MRI results were so bad there is no need for further testing. Apparently my infraspinatus and suprapinatus are barely hanging on by a thread. There is a 4.5 cm gap in my rotator cuff and it's not clear that it can be fixed. </div> Hey TR, Sorry to hear about the results from your MRI scan. If your infraspinauts and suprapinatus are barely hanging on by a thread surely that's bad enough to require some form of key hole surgery to sort out? I know that, if left unattended, this kind of thing can make reattachment of tendon insertions more problematic. What has been suggested? Can it really be OK to keep up the chins, rows, dips and bench without exacerbating the situation? I am just a bit cynical about some of the flippant comments made by GPs; did the guy know what sort of loads you are lifting when he said this? Anyway, I really hope it is safe for you to keep up the main upper-body lifts. Have a pleasant and restful SD - you've earned it.