I’ve been training pretty heavily for the last couple of months and been making some great progress, sticking to a strict diet has been working wonders for me.
Anyway, the combination of pull ups, military presses, bench press, skull crushers and weighted dips have left me with a few irritating sore points.
My left deltoid feels a little weird when i train it, need to warm it up A LOT, and a few heavy sets in it starts to hurt (not in the good way)
also my elbows are showing early signs of tendonitis.
My proposed solution:
-take the week off from upper body training (still hitting lower body because its fine and also dont want to miss out on the HGH and test surges from squatting etc)
-double my daily dosage of fish oils for the week
-stretch upper body every morning and evening
2 weeks from now return with a bang.
Thoughts? Comments appreciated!
An easy week would probly be a good idea. What are you doing for your upper back and biceps though? If you are not working those areas much, they may be contributing to your aches and pains.[/quote]
oddly enough upper back is the area ive seen the most progress of all. my back workout is usually like this:
4 sets pullups
2 sets t bar rows
2 sets heavy cable rows
3 sets deadlifts (excluding warmups)
Bicep workout is normally
3 sets dumbell curls
2 sets barbell curls
1 set preacher curls
1 set hammer curls
Its called “deload”.
im not sure whether i should use very light upper body weights or none at all. in any event i need to aviod pullups, dips, skull crushers and military press as these are the main culprits.
lower body still in top shape so i can continue to go heavy with it.[/quote]
Ok, I asked because for some reason a lot of people avoid stuff like that. I have no idea why.
To me it just sounds like your body needs an easy week. When I take a deload I just warmup, hit a couple of VERY easy sets on a main exercise, stretch and go home. I also like to get a couple extra stretching and foam rolling sessions during that week, and some extra sleep. Give it a week and you should be good to go.