Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pressed Off Wednesday

shoulder warmup

DB OHP (strict)
left 8 reps @ 20 kgs
right 8 reps @ 20 kgs
left 5 reps @ 35 kgs
right 5 reps @ 25 kgs
left 1 reps @ 45 kgs
right 10 reps @ 15 kgs
left 6 reps @ 50 kgs :( 1 less than best effort
right 15 reps @ 15 kgs

Bench press w/thick swiss (incline)
10 reps @ 35 kgs
5 reps @ 55 kgs
3 reps @ 75 kgs
7 reps @ 85 kgs TPR

OHP w/thick swiss (strict)
5 reps @ 35 kgs
5 reps @ 40 kgs
5 reps @ 45 kgs
5 reps @ 50 kgs

20 reps @ 90 lbs TPR
11 reps @ 95 lbs
8 reps @ 100 lbs

NOBODY cares about pushdowns.

Tonight was a bit of a disappointment. I guess we all have bad training sessions, for a variety of reasons. This was one of them. I put some green in there just to make the session look more important that it actually was. But this is just me being too hard on myself, really. I forget I'm still injured, and when I'm not actually holding a bar, I keep thinking like a guy who is 100% capable, when I'm really not. I also have to prepare for the possibility of another surgery in the not too distant future, and this time it's 100% my own stupid fault.

In the early days of my post-surgery training I was going too hard too soon, with my arm in a sling, a bunch of pain killers in my system and a cambered bar balanced on my back. The day I decided it would be a good idea to squat 170 kilos for reps in that position I over-compensated on my right side, and something in my hip went funny.

Since then, things have slowly gotten worse. It hurts to extend and rotate my leg from a seated or standing position. I can perform up-and-down movements ok so far (climbing stairs, squatting and deadlifting don't seem to be a big problem) but everyday getting around is a little painful at times. It's possible that my physiological weak spot - and everybody has at least of the fuckers - is my labrum (cartilage); I ripped it in my right shoulder... and now I may have done my right hip, too. But here's hoping it's nothing that serious.

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