Today I had my strongest decline bench session in memory.  The 1RM was 235 but the big numbers were on the way down where I got 225lbs for four and 205lbs for six reps, untapped territory in the decline angle world.  I have found that not only the angle of the bench but also the hand position on the bar greatly affect the shoulder discomfort.  If I go with a wide grip, it hurts, if I move my hands in a couple inches there is some discomfort but not pain.  It felt nice to at least have something moving in a positive direction at the gym.  I have been treading or taking on water for a long time.

My run yesterday was uncomfortable with right leg IT band reentering the picture.  I completed the 5K distance but hope there aren’t any lingering complications this week.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Decline barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 205lbs x 3, 225lbs x 1, 235lbs x 1, 225lbs x 4, 205lbs x 6, 185lbs x 10, 135lbs x 15

30 push ups