Squat A2G ----------- 3x5 182.5 lbs
Military Press --------- 3x5 137.5 lbs
JS Rows -------------- 3x5 155 lbs
Chin-ups -------------- 2x8
Squat A2G ------------ 3x5 185 lbs
Bench Press ----------- 2x5 (1x4 1x1) 207.5 bs
Deadlift --------------- 1x5 245 lbs
Skull Crushers --------- 2x8 75 lbs
Dumbbell Curl ----------- 2x8 35 lb
Tricep Kickback --------- 2x8 22 lb
Missed workout because of a family emergency.
Time for a change. I currently have three separate pains that have been bothering me lately. I'm going to change things up after I get a few of them cleared up.
My main problem is with my right shoulder. It's been hurting since the end of April so I stopped doing dips. I have to say it hasn't gotten worse, but not really better either. It hurts with Military and Bench Presses. When Pressing, my left side is basically along for the ride while my right side is struggling. I went to the doctor and naturally he told me to stop the presses (pun intended) for a month. I didn't listen because it was not getting worse. He said I have Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
. Since it's not getting better either, I decided to stop Military and Bench Presses for a while. These are my strongest areas, so I should get a way with stopping for a while.
Another pain is Squat related. It started during my 6/05/07 workout. I get a pain in my upper left leg just about at the crease between my leg and waist when Squatting. It only hurts when I Squat real deep, which I've been doing for the past month. I don't plan to stop Squatting, but I am going to back off about 10% and not go so deep. I can still go past parallel without the pain, about half way between parallel and as far as I usually go.
My last pain feel like a tendonitis in my upper outer right forearm. Doesn't really bother my lifting, but I feel it when loading plates. Not a big deal, but it's there.
This all adds up to take it easy for a while. The last two weeks I've had to push and pull with everything I have to get the reps in. I feel great afterwards, but I think it's taking it's toll on my 50 year old body. I don't really care about losing strength for a while, after all, I started at the gym to lose weight.
I'm not sure what my new routine will be, but it's not going to be Rippetoe Starting Strength. Maybe a variation, but I want to go to weekly progression.