23 + 3, strain = pain

1000pullupsOn Saturday I finally got back onto the 1000 pull ups on video bandwagon.  I started off trying to max out my single set reps.  I chalked up my hands and bar and managed to squeeze out 23 pull up reps which I am pretty sure is my best effort in 2014.  I was happy about this.  I was not happy when I ripped open three blisters on the second set.  While chalk has always helped me when going for max rep sets it also has the nasty side effect of causing blisters very quickly.  I had to cut back on my total reps once the blisters opened.  I did a total of 64 reps to get me to an even 500 on tape.

The blisters affected my workout today as well, I only did pushing movements.  Pull ups are off the near term workout menu.  When I was doing a few of my heavy dumbbell chest reps I was pushing hard and really straining to get the weights to the locked out position.  I could feel the strain throughout my entire body, including sensitive areas I have been struggling with for the last 6 months.  Of course once I felt that my set was done.

I need to find the line I can approach without crossing over to doing more harm than good.

I pre-fatigued my chest work with a set of 50 push ups at the start of the session.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

50 push ups

Dumbbell chest press – 50lbs x 10, 65lbs x 8, 80lbs x 5

Pec deck machine – 130lbs x 10, 175lbs x 10, 205lbs x 6

Incline dumbbell chest press – 60lbs x 10, 70lbs x 8

 

 

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