Wednesday, week 3

So, I thought I would get in to GVAC (Goleta Valley Athletic Club) last Wednesday, do some light bench then go climbing. Bad idea. I stretched my shoulder for about 20 minutes, did some overhead squats on the Smith Machine with no weight then got on the flat bench. At this point my shoulder felt great – no pain and all mobility was there. Even after some light bench, 2 sets at 175 lbs, things felt great. But the next day was a different story. My shoulder felt worse than it ever has. Since this day I have bouldered fairly hard and done my stretches and overhead squats without incident. I am convinced my delayed pain is caused solely by the bench press. No more bench for a while.

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