I benched for the first time in four weeks on Wednesday. After three real easy warm-up sets, I did two slow sets at 185 lbs. My problem shoulder had no problems and felt fine the next day. For this first day back I was lowering and pressing in a very slow, controlled way, concentrating on… Continue reading good bench experience
Month: August 2007
ripping holds from the wall
I’ve never been that guy that weighs 135 lbs (at least since I was 12) and runs effortless laps around the climbing gym. I currently weigh in the neighborhood of 195 lbs and watching me climb might be like watching a whale seizure. At least that’s what it feels like when I break a hold… Continue reading ripping holds from the wall
another day at Refugio
Refugio State Beach is great. Honestly, its probably my favorite beach in town. I dove there Friday with Paul and, despite lousy visiblity, had a great time. For most of the hour we were out I was doing 60 second dives. I felt really comfortable, relaxed and able to stay on the bottom plenty long.… Continue reading another day at Refugio
shoulder’s feeling a little frisky
This Wednesday will be four weeks since I last did flat bench. And my shoulder feels good. It could be time to let it loose on the bench press again. My last session on the bench did not go so well but in the month since I have worked my close-grip bench in to feeling… Continue reading shoulder’s feeling a little frisky
Been a while since I’ve gone to a climbing gym. They haven’t changed. Last night I went to Vertical Heaven in Ventura. Didn’t feel strong. Whatever.
want to go to Naples Reef
I found this video on http://www.savenaples.org/. Haven’t dove here yet.
Not much new to report. I’ve been climbing four or five times a week at GVAC or Phil’s shed. My shoulder feels fine to climb on. My recent focus has been to get out climbing as much as possible to get used to this volume of training. And I feel stronger. My weight is just… Continue reading same stuff
shoulder feels tight
While close-grip benching yesterday I could feel tightness in my right shoulder. Just noticeable enough to make me think it is not yet time to start heavy benching again. During dips there was the same tightness near the bottom of the movement. Feels OK today though. Stretching has helped. For the past few weeks I’ve… Continue reading shoulder feels tight
shoulder feeling better, or at least not worse
Yesterday I climbed at GVAC for about an hour then lifted arms. Felt good then and now, the next day. No shoulder issues. All the stretching I’ve done seems to have made me generally more flexible. A friend even mentioned to me last week that I’m “pretty flexible for a big guy”. Which was surprising… Continue reading shoulder feeling better, or at least not worse