2015-10-06 training log

Not good.

My shoulder was not happy with me…. and became unhappier as the session went on.

First, I dropped the weight during the benching. Upper body work is easy to get weaker on when you’re on a cut diet, and it’s kicking in hard. So after my work up I just shaved 10# off everything. That was good.

I also found myself trying to do things to be kind to my shoulder: I brought my grip in a bit (usually middle finger on the rings, now I put my ring finger on the rings), really watched my form, racked it before things got too much. But still… methinks it was too much.

I mean, I totally skipped dips. I got set up, my shoulder said “this would be unwise” and I completely skipped dips. I thought about doing something else to make up for it, but other than one more set of flies, I didn’t and my shoulder is happier for it.


What I actually started to think was I should just go ahead and switch up — to just work up (tho perhaps a little lighter), then do an AMRAP and a 50% set and call it good. Just lower the weight, up the reps, etc.. I did opt to do that a bit, but still stay in the vein — i.e. go for incremental change. After doing that, I think I may need more change.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do, but I do know I need to be mindful of things. I do think laying off the heavier weights for a while will be beneficial. or at least, worth a try to see if lighter/more-reps might be kinder, because for sure the heavier stuff starts to wear on me.


  • Bench Press (Base Building model 2)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 135 x 4
    • 155 x 3
    • 185 x 2
    • 205 x 1
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 160 x 5
    • 160 x 5
    • 160 x 5
    • 135 x 12
  • Incline DB Press (350 Method)
    • 35e x 25
    • 35e x 17
    • 35e x 14
  • Machine Flies
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 12

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