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Old 01-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #8
ricka182
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Default Workout Session #3 - 1/3/12

Not what I wanted. I did something to my shoulder, again. This time, it's up front. But, I know where I made the mistake, and will let rest do it's thing. I tried to work around the pain, but I couldn't move my left arm enough to control any weight, so I called it a night.

Part of the problem was trying to lift in a fasted state. I ate nada before the gym, and it showed. I tried to hard to overcome general fatigue, and I'm paying for it now. Couldn't even run last night... I'll try to get on my stationary bike later to burn up some cals, but am still eating light.

Flat BB Press - 135 x 20 - warm-up
195 x 5
195 x 5
215 x 7
215 x 5 - ouchie happened here
225 x 4,1

Incline DB Press
55 x 5 - stopped here, unable to control weights.

Tricep Pushdown - 100 x 20 - Warm-up
160 x 5
170 x 5
180 x 5
190 x 5
200 x 5

Tricep Extension - Overhead French Extension Machine
50 x 7
60 x 7
70 x 7
80 x 3
60 x 3

S-Bar Curl/DB Preacher Supersets
65 x 7/25 x 7


That's where I called a day. The pain was excruiating, and I probably should have seen a Doctor, but he'd just say rest. If the pain persists, or doesn't get any better, I will see the whitecoat. It should heal unless it's a tear, which I'm really hoping it's not.

This is normal for me, strangely enough. I always seem to do something like this whenever I start a new program. I know I can handle the weight, as I was using the same weights last week in testing. I'm going to rethink my form, possibly change the arm, angle on my benching to reduce shoulder involvement.

This is just a small speedbump. I will adapt, adjust, and overcome.
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