I had hoped to really have a solid chest pushing day session to help burn up the caloric surplus I took in over the Xmas weekend.  My bench press buddy is out of town so I went at it alone.  It quickly became evident that my left shoulder was not going to cooperate.  Don’t get me wrong, my shoulders always bother me to some degree when bench pressing but this was worse than what I accept as normal nowadays.  It was so bad that I tapped out of my final set at a measly 135 pounds after six reps, it hurt that much.

The funny thing is I finished my chest workout with three sets of push ups and felt absolutely no shoulder pain.  I think someone is trying to tell me something….

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 215lbs x 1, 220lbs x 1, 205lbs x 3, 185lbs x 7, 135lbs x 6

Pec dec – 115lbs x 10, 145lbs x 10, 175lbs x 8

Pushups x 25

Push ups x 25

Push ups x 25