first shoulder heavies in a few

It’s been since before the hospital that I lifted heavy shoulders, maybe 3 months. Shoulders are my new favorite muscle group to lift.
Warmed up w/ stretches & shoulder dislocations (which are rad, by the way).
Lifted some light chest to warm-up then went to shoulders.

  • warm-up
    • barbell flat bench press
      • 2 x 12 @ 135 lbs
        • went slow, big pause at the bottom
    • dumbbell flys
      • 2 x 12 @ 25 lbs
        • went slow, paused/bounced a bit at the bottom. good burn
  • behind-the-neck press
    • warm-up
      • 1 x 12 @ 45 lbs
      • 1 x 5 @ 65
      • 1 x 5 @ 85
    • work sets
      • 1 x 5 @105
        • good. paused a little at the bottom
      • 1 x 5 @ 115
        • good, heavy. didn’t go for last rep. got my lats involved.
    • concentrate on: hold shoulders down and back, keep torso under the bar, and position elbows forward of the bar
  • DB front raises
    • warm-up
      • 1 x 5 @ 10
      • 1 x 5 @ 15
    • work sets
      • 1 x 5 @ 20
        • good.
      • 1 x 5 @ 25
  • Arnold press
    • 2 x 12 @ 35
      • easy, good burn. rested short between sets.

Today was for heavy shoulders. I wanted to go for ‘way pumped’ but made myself stop early.
There was some popping, moving around, of my shoulders – focus on pulling shoulders down & back, flexing the lats.
I should maybe start recording my rest time between lifts.