Well I don't care where either one of you got it - just please keep bringing it. Without Mike (and Amy) I would have been done 6 months ago but instead of crying on the couch I dropped about 20 lbs of body fat and gained at least 6 lbs of lean mass. Doesn't compare to a 25 year old buck on his first cycle but it ain't bad for 5 time time grandfather with 1 flippin good arm. Point is: I need guys like BDP and BM!
Spent the night scouting rock bands and the early morning rehearsing with one of mine. I’m tired but the show must go on. Going to do some light chest and try some partial range of motion movements to see if I can use a little more weight without stirring the pot with my bum shoulder.
Smith Machine PROM top ½ only
135x25 185x 18 205x12 225x10 Wow! Staying out of my injury zone made a quality difference!
Smith Bench Full Range of Motion
135x15 155x10 Feeling it in the shoulder a tad so I quit
100x15 115x8 doesn’t feel too good so moving on
Cable Cross Over PROM first ½ of the movement
High pulley 40x12 40x12 Low Pulley 30x10 - this isn't working
The PROM on the Smith felt pretty good but everything after that was border line. I didn’t make anything worse but I could tell if I kept going I would have. Moving on to triceps.
EZ Bar Skull Crushers
75x10 75x10 - shoulder is ok but wrist is saying wtf?
Over Head Extensions with Cables
80x20 100x15 120x10
Cable Kick Backs
If I feel any discomfort in my wrist or shoulder I move on to something different and drop weight. I then slowly work up in increments until something doesn’t feel just right, stop and move on to something else. It’s not ideal but it seems as though I’m getting in some work, making a little bit of progress and I’m not dramatically flaring up that inflammation that shuts me down. No sign of tendonitis in either arm since my 6 week s off.
Workout Grade = Improvement shown