Over the four day holiday weekend I did a bear walk around the perimeter of my backyard fence. If you would like to see how that turned out look here.
Today at the gym I suggested to my bench press buddy that we try dumbbell chest press instead to see if it feels any better on our troublesome shoulders. He was fine with it. Neither of us had done dumbbell chest presses for a few months.
So far the feedback from my shoulder has been positive. As long as I made sure to keep the weights tucked in tighter to minimize the exposure on the shoulder I felt pretty solid and pain free. I surprised myself when I topped out with two reps with 100 pounders. I have not pushed up 100 pounders since my days at Powerhouse when I was doing creatine. The most I ever got up in my life were 105’s. To get the 100’s up at nearly 48 years old and tipping the scales at 20 pounds less bodyweight than I did during those days made me feel like not all hope was lost, just most of it.
We also did another rare movement, jumping over to the decline benchpress. My chest will thank me tomorrow.
5 minutes cardio/stretching
Dumbbell chest press – 50lbs x 10, 65lbs x 10, 80lbs x 10, 90lbs x 6, 100lbs x 2, 65lbs x 12, 70lbs x 10
Decline bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 205lbs x 3, 225lbs x 2, 205lbs x 3, 135lbs x 15, 135lbs x 15