Ok, weird night and workout. It needs a short story to describe. My small gym which is more of a tennis club, closes at 10:00, and I arrive at 9:00 usually. Most of the people know me, so they let me stay 10 minutes late if I need because I cleanup my stuff and am out before the people hanging at the bar or the indoor tennis courts slowly exit. Monday night however, the chick who closes makes sure I am out by 10:00. I hate it because people are in there til 10:15 always, but whatever I hate when people justify their wrongdoings by saying others do it too; however it stinks on nights like tonight.
So back to the point, I was excited for this workout because it had a flat bench at circa one rep max, and I haven’t done any flat bench in months, but had been PRing on all my presses after returning from injury. Tonight though while doing snatches to warmup, I aggravated my shoulder really badly. I think I did a snatch with my elbow bent and my whole left arm started to kill. I wanted to amputate it there. So I tried to go on of course because I’m stupid. So my workout was going horribly. I then took 15 minutes to rest, and my shoulder felt better. So I gave bench a try just to see if I had really messed up my shoulder again. Surprisingly, benching singles didn’t bother it. Did 275 with a pause very easy. Then got a spotter to protect me if 295 went bad; of course I got a spotter who had his hands on the bar the whole time. So I have no idea if 295 was really as easy as it felt or not. Then it was 10:00, so I had to leave. Felt like a really incomplete workout.
Snatch - 5x 105x3
shoulder dislocates, facepulls, bandpullaparts
Box Squat - 5x 225x2 (I need to use less weight. It is super easy, but I realized I’m not moving the weight fast enough even though it feels light)
Push Press - 4x 145x3 (Felt like I was using one arm)
15 minute break
Bench - 135x1, 225x1, 275x1, 295x1 (no idea what the spotter did to help or not help, but it felt easy)
I’m going to go get fixed by the chiropractor that does ART (Active Release Technique) who saved my shoulder before, soon. If I can fix my shoulder enough tonight, I may workout tommorrow because I felt like I did nothing tonight. This workout was garbage. I’m just hoping that tomorrow, I’ll get home from work, and not be cursing my shoulder – because then I might be injured again. Ahhh don’t want to be injured again. I love lifting. Hope to have a good workout to post next time.