The plan this week was to skip the press day in an attempt to save my bicep tendon’s some abuse. But they felt pretty good last night so that plan was quickly forgotten about.
The new plan was to stop doing anything that hurt and I sort of kept to it. The first 4 sets of presses were planned as paused, but I expected that to put more strain on my arms so they became touch and go and felt pretty good (no doubt helped by a slightly lighter bar grip than usual).
Close grip presses were pretty much the same, but there was a definite niggle, not enough to make me stop though. The Spoto press I cut short (half the reps) however as this is where my arms were really beginning to tell me to stop.
I went ahead with the slingshot sets, again with the reps cut short. This was as much to test for bicep pain with the slingshot (as maybe it could be a tool to help with recovery) but I can’t say it made much difference! Missed off the +30% set and only did half reps.
I was a little surprised with the landmine presses, I could feel my biceps getting a good squeeze, but it didn’t make them hurt. Win Win?!
Unfortunately, what should have been a (surprisingly) good workout was tainted with my upper back cramping/pulling (not sure which still) putting a relatively light dumbbell back on the rack. FML! #firstworldpowerliftingproblems
Bench Press (warm up)
8 x 35kg, 5 x 40kg, 3 x 50kg, 1 x 60kg, 1 x 65kg
4 sets, 8 x 76.5kg 169lbs
Close Grip Press
2 sets, 6 x 82kg 181lbs
2 sets, 5 x 71kg 157lbs
Bench Press (with slingshot)
5 x 84kg 185lbs
5 x 92kg 203lbs
Landmine Press 3 x 10
DB Floor Press 3 x 10
Squat (warm up)