Saturday, July 14, 2007

Entry #449

To update, a few hours later, my side feels completely fine now. My wrist is a little sore, but it's non-training related; I twisted it while sleeping (I was dreaming about fighting somebody) and the weights aggravated it slightly, but I expect it to heal by tomorrow morning.

In more serious matters, the gym is closing on the 31st. I've been going to it since I was five years old, and lifting there since nine. I'm going to see if I can score free stuff, like the molten rocks in the sauna that I burned my hand on when I was a little kid.

There's one other gym in this town. It's right by the high school, which means that it probably doesn't have a squat rack. I'll check it out this week. Ideally, I would have access to a weight room underground in a Russian cemetery, like Alexander Fedorov.
Entry #448

I suffered a minor injury today that cut my session short. Every lift prior to that saw gains, however.

ME upper-body

Shadowboxing warm-up

Bench press warm-up:
2 X 15     45 lbs.

Floor press:
5 X 3       135, 185, 225, 275, 315 lbs.

Military press:
1 X 12     45 lbs.
1 X 6       155 lbs.
1 X 5       155 lbs.
1 X 4       155 lbs.

T-bar rows:
1 X 10     207.5 lbs.
Upon the second set, I felt a pop near my rib cage and I immediately lowered the load. It appears that I pulled a muscle (serratus anterior).

It hurts a little to breathe, but it's not serious. I expect it to clear up in a matter of days. Still, I was smart to stop when I did. This happened from a lack of focus. I wasn't tensed up like I should have been.