Saturday, April 29, 2006

Entry #271

Shoulder hurt like hell today in the weightroom. Did not affect performance, however. Warmed up on the speed bag and the punching bag. Had my fastest speed bag session yet; the thing was blazing, with no slowing down when I switched hands. My arms gas out on that thing because I have to hit it hard to keep it bouncing fast. There's probably a better way. Also lowered the weights on speedbench. Supposed to use 45% of ORM, and I was using 185. I lowered it to 145, figuring that my bench max is more or less 290 right now.

Cardio was mixed. I did (consecutively)
five rounds of jump-rope.
forty roundhouses on the heavy bag for each leg (shins hurt like hell).
Three mixed rounds on the heavy bag, 4 oz gloves (would have done more but didn't want to over-exert stress on my shoulder, although it felt much better at this point).
Numerous laps in the swimming pool.

Shoulder feels completely fine now. I have an idea that it's because of how I sleep. I usually lay on my side with my body resting on my arm. I never really thought much of it, but I should probably stop doing that now that I weigh so much more. We'll see if that makes any difference. I'm basically trying to test out all these theories so that I can pinpoint the problem.


  1. I wish I had access to a heavy bag, myself. Good luck with the shoulder.

  2. Yeah, I've jacked up my shoulder sleeping on it wrong a lot.  I try to sleep flat on my stomach now.

  3. Many thanks.Yeah I'm sleeping on my back now, but it's annoying having to pay attention to how I sleep haha.