Thursday, November 16, 2006

11/15 ME Bench

CG 2 BD Press w/Chains 135x5, 185x3, 225x3, 275x3, 315x2x2, 275x2x5
Illegal Wides (Ultra-Mega Slow) 135x3x12
Mini Band Pushdowns and various Shoulder Crap Supersets
EDT 12 PR Zone Triples
BB Rows (Pendalay) 215x3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3
Rear Delts 40x3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3

Not as good as i anticitpated, went Close Grip on the 2 Bd to rest the shoulder a bit, though it still hurt. Each successive time the pain is less and less so thats a good thing. After the Board Presses i did a bunch of Mini Band Pushdowns and shoulder traction movements, didnt keep track of any of it, just went for like 15 minutes straight of various crap.

I also did some Illegal Wide Bench Press with a molasses tempo, slow as hell, these hurt quite bad but i think they will be worth it in the long run for recuperative purposes. I intertwined these with the traction crap.

Finished out the session with EDT and this was brutal after the Illegal Wides and traction crap, but my upper back was quite pumped and felt like it had accomplished something, definitely a good way to end the session.

I think my tentative plan is for the next 5 or 6 sessions of bench is to go with a more bodybuilding approach to heal this shoulder correctly and lay off any type of ME stuff, i just seem to keep aggravating this thing just when it starts to feel better. So for the next three weeks the only heavy sort of stuff will be in the shirt, and if there is any sort of twinge in the girdle, then i will end the session then and there. With any luck i will be 100% before the meets in the beginning of the year. So, if you would, keep your fingers crossed for me, and Keep it Dark, Keep it Heavy!!!


Tig5165 said...

Good luck man...take care of that shoulder or those numbers won't be going up if you are banged up...

PowerLifter1974 said...

Thanks for the encouragement Tig, i just gotta take my own advice and leave the heavy weights alone for a bit, or at least RAW wise...i will experiment with using the shirt to help heal it and keep my ego in check while focusing on bringing up the Squat and DL....Thanks for stopping by.

Jon said...

So no RAW Worlds?

Jon said...

I saw your comment in the other post.