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Repeating a Day of Training


#1

today was a chest day at the gym, i got through my incline warm ups, working sets, incline flies, then my right shoulder started to feel "off" e.g. discomfort, not at 100%. I started flat presses, 3 working sets, did 1 set of declines and quit because of the shoulder.

i trained arms instead.

(provided the shoulder is good) Question, is it counter productive to revisit chest tomorrow since my workout was incomplete today? Should i wait 48hrs and hit it if my shoulder is good? if shoulder is good hit it tomorrow? (or) wait until i cycle through to chest day again?

advice please. it's frustrating when you cannot hammer a workout as intensely as you'd like to.


#2

If you hurt your shoulder last time why not just give it some extra rest.


#3

It is fustrating, but what's even more fustrating is when you train through pain and don't let things heal and as a result have to take weeks or months off.

Good job on not shrugging it off, but don't push your luck. You may be experiencing something more then a little 'off' if you do.

If I were you, I'd just carry on with the rest of the week as normal and be mindful of the shoulder. Possibly even do a few exercises for joint health which are never a waste of time.


#4

thanks for the advice, i'll rest those areas, leg day today instead.

it's crazy how you mentally prepare for certain days. my mind is saying "shit, legs today, i was expecting something else!"

by the time i reach the gym i'll be fired up for legs.