2018-04-10 training log

That biceps pain is returning. Sigh.

It’s been teasing me the past couple weeks, and today it finally kicked in. It wasn’t crippling and didn’t cause me to stop, but it did interfere. First reps might have hurt, and some things – like the upright rows – got cut a little short as a result.

I’m still not 100% sure what causes it, but I am starting to lean towards my arms being in a flexed position for extended periods. Not that I’m flexing my biceps, but rather the elbow joint is in a closed position — like if I’m lying on the bed and looking at my phone for extended periods. I notice sometimes when I do that, it’s the same pain sensation — not actually painful, but the sensation. And then say when I’m squatting how my arms are, bottom position of dumbbell bench pressing, and I feel it. So not 100% sure, but it’s enough to give me pause.

Still, did what I could during the session. Then spent a bunch of time “rolling” the biceps, my front and side delts, and then my usual rolling and stretching.

I’ll see how things pan out.

As for the lifting itself. Still 2/fail. 3 minutes rest on benching, else everything was 2 minutes (or less).

The benching itself feels good, esp. on technique. Of course today felt a little off due to the arm pain, but in general I’m growing happier with my setup and technique here.

RP Powerlifting, Strength Cycle, week 2

  • Competition Grip Bench (with pause)
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 3
    • 230 x 6
    • 230 x 6
    • 230 x 6
    • 230 x 5
  • Incline DB Press
    • 80e x 10
    • 80e x 10
    • 80e x 8
  • Barbell Bent Rows
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 8
    • 185 x 8
  • Barbell Upright Row
    • bar x 10
    • 110 x 8
    • 110 x 8
  • Reverse Curls
    • 20 x 10
    • 65 x 8
    • 65 x 8

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