I have a superior anterior labral tear (SLAP) on my left shoulder. I'm training for an Ironman I'm doing on May 2013 (yep 2013) so at least until then, no surgery, can't afford the downtime. Even then I'd rather explore other venues such as physical therapy first. I'm in sore need to work on my overall body strength. I want to work both upper and lower body, whole body really. Someone told me not to go above the shoulder line, i.e. clean and presses are bad for labral tears and such. Thoughts on that? What are some things I can do to build muscle (and I'm very much into building both endurance and bulk)? It hurts 24/7 but not terribly and it handles the swimming and biking well. I have full range of motion. Is water better than land for me for resistance exercises? Machines, bands, TRX, dumbbells? Any good websites regarding weightlifting and labral tears? Thanks!!