What does and doesn’t

Since I planned to do lower body today I hoped the pain in my right side would be less of an issue.  As I went through the workout I discovered several things.  Chin ups hurt more than pull ups, I tapped out after rep 7 or 8 as the pain increased with each rep.  Squats hurt some but hurt less if I took a deep breath and held it during the max exertion portion of the movement.  Surprisingly, deadlifts, even heavy deadlifts didn’t cause much discomfort.  I even did one rep at the weight I bowed out at last week because of knee pain.  I’ll keep trying to define the boundaries of acceptable movements.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

8 chin ups (stopped for pain)

Smith squats – 110lbs x 10, 160lbs x 8, 200lbs x 3

Smith deadlift – 200lbs x 10, 290lbs x 5, 340lbs x 2, 360lbs x 1

Seated leg extension – 150lbs x 10

Seated leg curl – 140lbs x 8

Leg press calf extension – 290lbs x 10

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