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Date: December 20th, 2011
Pull-ups This Month: 1325

Chest and Shoulders
Lots of pressing today. Impressive pressing, one might say. No? Well, drat. Anyway, I modified my form a little bit on my bench in an attempt to boost my total. It worked, though the tension put on my left shin, which has been bothering me lately, hurt like a bitch. And yet, I was happy with today's numbers. Here's the damage...

BB Bench Press
135 x 10
185 x 10
205 x 8
225 x 6
245 x 2
265 x 2
285 x 1
295 x 1 (drop) 265 x 2 (drop) 245 x 2 (drop) 225 x 4 (drop) 135 x 20

I really need Glex back to spot me and give me a lift off, as I'm pretty sure I would have nailed three bills if I had a lift and a spot. Part of it is the confidence factor, part of it the being-able-to-more-efficiently-keep-my-lats-tight factor.

DB Unilateral Floor Press
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10

Feels good, man.

Seated DB Shoulder Press
80 x 8
80 x 8
80 x 8
80 x 8

DB Lateral Raises superset with Machine Presses
Four sets here, twelve and fifteen reps, respectively. After all that pressing I was pretty much in the mood to just get a decent pump and get out of there. Mission accomplished.

DB Rear Delt Raises and Band Face Pulls
Four sets out. I saved my trap work for tomorrow's back session, as I'm considering deadlifting again. We shall see.
 
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great effort on the bench Line, that als set seems rutal with all those drops!
 
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drop sets are awesome.. good pump for chest.
300 soon bro!
 
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Sorry for the lack of updates. As of now I'm in a bit of a transitional phase, as I'm contemplating joining a large, commercial gym. Obvious disadvantages aside, I'd like to branch out a bit and, more importantly, have some friends to lift with. Anyway, I toned down my pressing for about two weeks' time because I was dealing with some impingement in my right shoulder — this is where working in a physical therapy clinic comes in handy. Fortunately, I rehabbed the thing pretty quickly and managed to put up 275 for three doubles in my last chest session. Moreover, my deadlift is climbing again, culminating with a 450 pound pull last night. So things are good. Hopefully training with others will help me take them to next level though.
 
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Well, now my left shoulder is having impingement issues, lol. Anyway, I did get that 300 bench last week, and it felt great. It's just that my interior capsules are incredibly tight, which is what's leading to my now-reoccuring shoulder problems. I am, however, doing a lot of stretching and, for now, working around the discomfort. I modified my usual back and triceps routine to accommodate my current situation, and basically turned my workout into a deadlift-centric day. I got up to 475 -- coincidentally, this was the only set I used straps for -- and lost it at the top when, you guessed it, one of the straps snapped in half. As they now stand, my lifts are approximately 300-375-475, with squat being my main training focus. In my opinion, my form has never been better -- I suppose this has to happen as you get older, and your body starts to rebel against your sins of past. Working in a physical rehab clinic has proven opportune though, at least in the way of treating my injuries and making sure that A) there's no long-term damage, and B) getting back to pounding out reps as soon as physically possible.

Until next time.
 
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Isn't it? My shoulder is starting to feel better, but I'm going to attempt any chest or shoulder work just yet. If nothing else, this has provided with me a chance to work on my legs with more frequency than usual...a yoke bar would be appreciated though.
 

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