I am 6 hours away from finishing my M. Ed. and will be done this December. This Spring/Summer has been extremely frustrating in terms of progress. I take a step forward and then a step backward. My last 2 logs have died because of, first, a nasty AC injury that took about 12 weeks of rehab to get ~90% of my strength back and, just recently, having to spend 10 days in Houston while my Grandma was in acute renal failure and, subsequently, a complete transplant.
I have managed a 3.1 GPA so far, which is VERY disappointing to me, but I will admit that I've been coasting for most of grad school.
Anyway, back to the point. My AC feels really good and I start the Fall semester tomorrow. I figured why not a nice log to go along with this event?
Recently, I've been reading A LOT of Joe DeFranco and used his flexibility routine as a staple for my back and shoulder problems. I still lift with more of an athletic mentality than a BB/PLer and have adopted, once again, his Westside for Skinny Bastards routine. I'm not a skinny bastard, but it's designed for applicable muscle/strength gains
8/23: Repetition Upper, Cardio
Incline DB Press (45): 70x10, 70x10, 70x9.5
Wide Neutral Pull-ups/Facepulls: BWx8/145x15, BWx6+2/160x12, BWx6+2/160x12
DB Shoulder Press: 55x12, 60x8, 60x8
Overhead DB Ex/DB Shrugs: 80x12/100x12, 90x10/110x12, 95x10/110x12
20 minutes power walking
Decent first session back in awhile. My diet during my time off was awful and gained a few lbs back and I could tell my strength was also down. No real pain or stiffness in my AC, but my back is a little tight from sleeping on a mattress that was too soft. It should loosen up with a little piriformis and glute rolling.