5 x 3 135, 185, 225, 255, 275 lbs.
4 x 1 300, 300, 300, 305 lbs.
> Felt more pain on right deltoid post-first set. Found the problem to be a wider than usual grip I've been adopting, which calls for more flexibility as the pressure is applied laterally. Held it mere centimeters narrower, and it made all the difference. I recall thinking to myself, If my shoulder hurts this much on only 135, then I'll truly be the greatest of all time if I make it through this. It's not easy for someone as humble as I to admit it, believe me, but I am a man of my word.
4 x 8 55 lb. dumbbells
> Took extra lengths to warm this motion up, and there was no sensation of tendinitis.
2 x 8 150 lbs.
2 x 10 150 lbs.
Unilateral front raises:
4 x 16 40 lb. dumbbells
> High reps destroyed my grip. Forearms were pumped.
Seated cable rows:
4 x 8 150 lbs.
> Grasping the handle was harder than anything the weight posed.
2 x 8 95 lbs.
1 x 5 95 lbs.
> Short rest periods.
Was finishing up, and went over to the power rack in front of the mirror to stretch out my arms when I heard some girls giggling on the overlooking level above me. They kept calling out, and I wasn't sure if they were addressing me or not until one of them yelled down, "You, scowlin' and starin' at the mirror!" My face was actually pretty contorted, as it always is whenever I'm near death (doctors recommend it at least thirty minutes a day). I stood silent for several seconds, then whipped around with my finger pointed at them and roared, "YOU!" They screamed and ran away.
Afterwards, as I was walking home, I passed a circle of socializing high school kids when I startled laughing maniacally. One of them attempted to throw it back at me and laugh louder in retort. I anticipated this (I speak from experience), and as soon as the first syllable escaped his mouth, I roared even louder, drowning out his nasal guffaw.
Years from now, he'll thank me.