Halp, I failed today at the gym :wtc:

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  1. crown royal

    crown royal Active Member

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    So I started lifting again last week (last time I lifted was in Feb , a bit after I left a personal trainer).

    Last week's schedule:

    Sunday - Chest, triceps, core, 25 min cardio
    Monday - Legs, 15 min cardio
    Tuesday - Indoor bicycle 30 min
    Wed - Off (too sore to move)
    Thurs - Off (recovering, Cowboys game)
    Friday - Back, biceps, core, 30 min cardio
    Sat - Shoulders, 35 min cardio
    Sunday (Yesterday) - Cardio for an hour


    Today I went to do chest and tris again, warmed up much better (5 min bike, 20 reps of very light weight, stretched), then I went to start pressing and found that even reducing weight by 25% I was failing toward the end of the reps. Mostly it wasn't my chest, but my left (weaker) shoulder. Right now my left arm feels like jelly, even though I didn't notice any particular weakness prior to today. After what I felt was a pretty good first week I am very down on tonight, I couldn't even maintain what I did last week.

    Is this to be expected, is my routine complete shit, or did I try to do chest too soon after shoulders? I never felt I did great on my shoulders, didn't get too much DOMS, felt really good, been keeping protein up, etc.
     
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    i think benching only a day after doing shoulders is dumb...
     
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    2 days too? I took a break yesterday, did heavy cardio
     
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    o woops i read it wrong :uh:
    yeah two days should be ok..

    however if you were failing at the end of the reps im pretty sure that would indicate a weakness in your triceps, i think the beginning of pressing movements is the shoulders
     
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    I'm sorry - I meant that I was failing at the end of the sets, and felt weak in my shoulders.:hs:
     
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    well see what happens next week and the week after, if you are still really weak then something must change
     
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    Thanks, you think I should just keep it the same for now?
     
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    i bench the day after bis/tris/shoulders :rofl:

    I need to change that up :o
     
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    well you just came back right? try doing it for a couple weeks and see what happens. if it's impacting you really badly , and you are not getting stronger consistently, you need to change something
     
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    i do overhead pressing wednesday, and bench saturday, been working alright for me
     
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    hey where do you workout at?
     
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    go lighter.
     
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    Gold's at North Collins
     
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    maybe you are stretching wrong (i.e. static stretching before lifting)
     
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    Is that wrong? What is the proper stretch? Just doing a warmup?
     
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    light pushdowns, facepulls, curls, and warming up properly with the bar/light weight
     
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    :bigthumb: Thanks!
     
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    i used to get these growing pain type things in my biceps/elbows with benching until that warmup was suggested to me...pain went away within a week of that
     
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    too far, 24 is across the street from me
     
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