shoulder-pain[1]Today was my first day back at the gym in nearly a week.  The Thanksgiving holiday was responsible for part of that but missing the gym yesterday was due to a shoulder injury I sustained over the holiday weekend.

Although I don’t recall an “oh shit that hurts” moment I believe I hurt it trying to wrangle a corner floor cabinet into the side doors of my van on Saturday.  I could tell I tweaked it but the pain was not horrible.

On Sunday the pain was worse and by Monday I could hardly doing any movements with my left arm that didn’t cause pretty severe shoulder pain.  It hurt so bad that I saw no point in going to the gym.

Today the pain has gone down a few levels but I still have no plans to do any upper body work this week at a minimum.  This is just another chapter in my injury/ailment filled 2014.  It seems the majority of the year I have been dealing with something that prevents me from training as hard or as often as I have become accustomed to.  It’s frustrating as hell.

Today I combined some lower body work with 10 minutes on the recumbent bike, how exciting.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

VMX total body squat – 140lbs x 10 , 180lbs x 8

Seated leg extension with one sec pause at top w/30 sec strict rest – 100lbs x 10, 120lbs x 10, 140lbs x 8

Kneeling single leg curl w/30 sec strict rest – 50lbs x 10, 60lbs x 10, 70lbs x 8

Standing one leg bodyweight platform calf raise w/30 sec strict rest  – 10 reps each leg x 3 sets

10 minutes recumbent bike level 7 – 2.73 miles covered