A definitive NO

So like I mentioned Friday, I had another sharp pain on my right side during my third set of dragon flags.  I have had this happen a few times before but this seemed like the most severe example as the pain lingered longer than before, affecting my activity through the weekend.    The pain did lessen over time. I was curious how things would go during my scheduled chest day at the gym.

I felt some discomfort in the area during the last several pull ups I did at the front of my workout however during most of the pressing movements it wasn’t a big factor.  However when I got the idea to do some dumbbell pull overs that all changed in a hurry.  I grabbed a 55 pound dumbbell which is about 10 lbs lighter than what I would normally start with.  I got to about 10 degrees off vertical on my first rep and immediately felt the pain rushing back into the area.  I immediately stopped and finished off with some push ups and front raises.

I definitely will need to do some trial and error with this injury.  Hopefully the errors can be kept to a minimum.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

15 pull ups

Seated incline chest press – 120lbs x 12, 160lbs x 10, 200lbs x 4

25 push ups

Pec dec – 110lbs x 10, 130lbs x 10, 150lbs x 10

25 push ups

Standing supinated front barbell lift – 40lbs x 10

25 push ups

Seated supinated front dumbbell lift – 20lbs x 10

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