◦ WORKOUT 8 ◦
3rd APRIL 2007
◦ SERVING/ TIMING ◦
1 serving of White Flood, pre-workout shake 25 minutes later, gym 40 minutes later.
◦ WORKOUT ◦
3 weeks post injury I’ve decided to re-start my TP-PT rotation with a few modifications (mainly to include more shoulder rotation work and to avoid free-weight overhead exercises). Since the first 10 days will be low volume, with volume then increasing from there, I feel this will be a good approach in rebuilding shoulder strength and stability.
◦ STRENGTH ◦
Strength was actually pretty decent considering I’ve had 2 weeks off lifting followed by 1 week of very light, low volume work. Hammer Strength Inc Presses were back up to a decent level having really suffered last week. Shoulder rotation work feels stronger too, but there is still some pain there. The only thing I’m disappointed in is the Hammer Strength Shoulder Press which felt weak and tweaked my shoulder and the bottom of the negatives.
◦ STAMINA/ ENDURANCE ◦
Very good. With this being the first workout of TP-PT Phase I the volume/duration of the workout was low but I felt able to move through sets quickly and efficiently with absolutely minimal recovery time.
◦ PUMPS/ VASCULARITY ◦
Mild pumps in my shoulders, but that was about it. Not p[particularly surprised given the low volume nature of the workout.
◦ ENERGY/ FOCUS ◦
Average. Caught myself daydreaming a few times which slowed down the workout much more so than the actual need for recovery. Whilst that’s prefect during cardio it’s not quite so desirable during a lifting session. On the other hand I’m not noticing any significant energy enhancement.
◦ RECOVERY ◦
Recovery between sets was excellent in all muscle groups. This trend continued irrespective of the type of life too (compound vs isolation).
◦ OTHER ◦
Solid ‘comeback’ workout. Still suffering some shoulder pain though which is annoying. Despite the injury I’m setting my standards high for this TP-PT rotation and, at this point, I’m confident in being able to work through it.
Should also note that I felt a little queasy during the first part of my workout. Unsure what the reason was.
finally, I updated my workout chart a little to make it pretty