2014-08-22 training log

Given last week’s shoulder injury at the hands of rowing, I opted to take today on the conservative side… just to see how things go.

My shoulder is feeling much better, but there’s still something there. It feels like there’s something in my lower cervical or upper thoracic spine that if it could just pop (knuckle crack), I’d be fine again. But given some of the tightness I still feel in my upper left trap and side of my neck, I reckon until that relaxes and elongates more, the pop won’t come. So I continue to stretch, roll, move, massage, and do other things to help in that area. It will get there.

But there is a part of me that thinks there is some injury to the area. Maybe it started years ago when I was thrown off my motorcycle and landed pretty much on that shoulder… or then all the years sleeping on mhy left side. I dunno. Something does feel properly different, but at this stage all any doctor would tell me is to take it easy and rest and let it heal — after spending thousands on an MRI and other crap. So, I’ll just continue to take it easy.

Aside from that tho, the session went alright. Opted to do regular barbell shrugs instead of Meadows shrugs, just to see how my shoulder played; didn’t like it at first, but as I went on things felt better. I am hoping that some direct work and increased blood flow to the area will be helpful for the healing.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • BB Rows
    • 135 x 8
    • 135 x 8
    • 135 x 8
    • 135 x 8
  • Wide, Neutral-grip Lat Pulldowns
    • 120 x 8
    • 120 x 8
    • 120 x 8
    • 120 x 8
  • Barbell Shrugs
    • 135 x 20
    • 135 x 20
    • 135 x 20
    • 135 x 20
    • 135 x 20
  • Hyperextensions
    • 10 x 10
    • 10 x 10
    • 10 x 10
    • 10 x 10
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