Today was my first day back at the gym in nearly a week. The Thanksgiving holiday was responsible for part of that but missing the gym yesterday was due to a shoulder injury I sustained over the holiday weekend.
Although I don’t recall an “oh shit that hurts” moment I believe I hurt it trying to wrangle a corner floor cabinet into the side doors of my van on Saturday. I could tell I tweaked it but the pain was not horrible.
On Sunday the pain was worse and by Monday I could hardly doing any movements with my left arm that didn’t cause pretty severe shoulder pain. It hurt so bad that I saw no point in going to the gym.
Today the pain has gone down a few levels but I still have no plans to do any upper body work this week at a minimum. This is just another chapter in my injury/ailment filled 2014. It seems the majority of the year I have been dealing with something that prevents me from training as hard or as often as I have become accustomed to. It’s frustrating as hell.
Today I combined some lower body work with 10 minutes on the recumbent bike, how exciting.
5 minutes cardio/stretching
VMX total body squat – 140lbs x 10 , 180lbs x 8
Seated leg extension with one sec pause at top w/30 sec strict rest – 100lbs x 10, 120lbs x 10, 140lbs x 8
Kneeling single leg curl w/30 sec strict rest – 50lbs x 10, 60lbs x 10, 70lbs x 8
Standing one leg bodyweight platform calf raise w/30 sec strict rest – 10 reps each leg x 3 sets
10 minutes recumbent bike level 7 – 2.73 miles covered