Training Log: Entry 1949
Standing DB shoulder press
In between all sets
D ring lat pulldown
Notes: Injury made it difficult to support heavy weight overhead, so just went with a major pump workout. This was like last week, but actually challenging. If my hip/glute was a little healthier, I may have pushed to get 20 for all sets leading up, but it was putting a slight strain on things. Very decent pump in the shoulders and back by the end. Next time, need to go higher reps on the pulldowns.
Notes: Like last week: no setting the axle down. Great test of fortitude, and gets the arms pretty jazzed up.
Average band pushdown/miniband pull apart circuit
General notes: Woke up at 191.2. Happy to see the scale finally moving back up. Simply eating more, not worse. Also, woke up and was able to walk out of bed with minimal prep. Removed the memory foam mattress topper last night and it made a huge difference. First night in a long time where I woke up in less pain than I went to bed. I am healing this injury with a combination of willpower and hate, but some smart decisions never hurt either. On that topic, ordered a pair of Rehband warm-up pants so I can be an official strongman. I also busted out my old Inzer champion suit last night, and in a pinch I can wear it as hip support should the need arise, but it's a bit too much work. Still going to take things easy on the lower body leading up to the show. I'm not going to get stronger in a week, but I can definitely get more hurt. Happy that this is such a light show, minus the yoke walk.
Am reducing my Naprosyn intake at this point. Sticking with the heating pad as much as possible, and will continue to keep moving as often as I can to get my ROM back.