Holding heavy

hqdefault[1]My exercises today for my back and shoulders were all the body weight variety with the exception of dumbbell rows toward the end.  I finished with the heaviest dumbbell in the place, the 120 pounders.  Just holding them is a struggle.  I got three strain-filled reps which was decent for me.

The inequality I have in strength between the two sides of my body is quite odd.  It’s not odd that one side of a person is stronger than other.  However in my case the side that applies to is inconsistent.

For example when doing bicep curls and tricep work my right arm is stronger.  When it comes to shoulders and anything grip related my left arm takes the trophy.  I also have odd flexibility differences like how I can touch my right shoulder with my right hand but elbow stiffness prevents me from doing the same on the left.  I am cross brained in just about every way you can imagine.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Static wall hand stand x 60 seconds

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 5

Australian pull ups normal grip x 10

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 4

Australian pull ups close grip x 10

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 5

Australian pull ups supinated grip x 10

Inverted bodyweight shrugs x 10

Dumbbell row – 80lbs x 10

Inverted bodyweight shrugs x 10

Dumbbell row – 80lbs x 8

Inverted bodyweight shrugs x 10

Dumbbell row – 120lbs x 3

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