||05-23-2012 05:44 PM
Babs: Bars and Bras Log...
Time for a new start, hopefully next Monday; first, I need to sort something tomorrow (Thursday), Monday morning at the very latest.
Important note: Due to my Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and the amount of pain it can and frequently does cause, progression has to be careful. Even smaller weightloads can cause issues which means the larger loads using the larger musculature of the back and chest area have the potential to cause even more pain in addition to the base pain levels. The last thing I need is to have a really abd flare-up that will halt training for a long time or indeed prevent any more training. This all means, keeping an eye on the response from my body after each session, watching for accumulated problems, and being vigilant of any numbness etc. Where lots of back, chest, and shoulder muscles come in to play in exercises such as the front squat, back squat, bench press, OHP and such, and with heavier loads, is where potential flare-ups may occur.
Previously, using only light weights, in comparison, I have been known to suffer for well over 3 months and need to keep laying down just to ease the intense pain, burning, and discomfort that set in after a few light sessions.