bench_press[1]Today was an odd chest day at the gym.  In my very first set, a warm up with only 135 pounds on the bar I could feel a tweak inside my left shoulder.  You may recall the last week or two I have mentioned the same pain in the same shoulder.  It isn’t severe but I have had enough shoulder issues to know that that is where it could easily lead. As I warmed up more in subsequent sets the pain was less significant so I continued.

Despite the shaky shoulder I felt like I was in one of my monthly strength apexes.   I matched my recent one rep max on the bench, getting 240 pounds up and off my chest followed by getting 225×3 on the way down.

After I was done benching I thought I would get on the pec dec.  I shut that down almost immediately after rep three as it really irritated the shoulder.  I am hoping to be able to heal whatever is wrong in there without disrupting my weekly bench press schedule.  I don’t have time for more setbacks.

Today’s Workout

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 10, 225lbs x 1, 235lbs x 1, 240lbs x 1, 225lbs x 3, 205lbs x 6, 185lbs x 10, 185lbs x 6, 185lbs x 6, 135lbs x 10 (dead stops)

10 pull ups