Deep tweaks

how-to-bench-press-without-pain-use-more-extension[1]So I planned to include bodyweight dips in today’s routine, preferably weighted reps.  Well right away in my warm up set I could feel that deep pain in my left shoulder I felt Monday during benching.  It wasn’t severe but it was clearly there.  I bailed after rep 5.  I wasn’t interested in tweaking it further.  I already have decided to skip bench press next week, hoping a week off will do me some good.

The weird thing with this type of injury is most conventional shoulder exercises are ok where the stress across the shoulder is up and down instead of forward. For example my belly to wall handstands push ups didn’t feel bad at all.  I worked around the shoulder pain, sticking to movements that didn’t hurt, much.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

20 pull ups

30 second wall handstand

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 5

Standing tight body concentration curl – 50lbs x 10

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 5

Standing tight body concentration curl – 60lbs x 10

Standing cable machine tricep push downs – 100lbs x 12

Weighted pull ups – 40lbs x 5

Standing cable machine tricep push downs – 130lbs x 10

Weighted pull ups – 40lbs x 3

Standing cable machine tricep push downs – 140lbs x 10

Weighted pull ups – 40lbs x 3

Bench dips x 30

Standing one arm bicep dumbbell curl – 30lbs x 10

Bench dips x 30

Standing one arm bicep dumbbell curl – 35lbs x 10

Bench dips x 30

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