My motivation to workout this morning was quite low. I momentarily considered skipping my workout as I struggled to pull myself out of bed at 6am. In my mind I was searching for a justification to a rest day. I didn’t find one.
Shoulders were on the docket. I originally planned to write a quick workout before getting started, but when I got into my gym I saw the test version of Primary Lift, a new program I’ve been working on for nearly six months now, hanging on the wall. I grabbed the test copy of Primary Lift, flipped to the shoulder workout, and went to work.
In deference to the readers of my Training Journal, here’s the workout I did today, a sneak preview of Primary Lift:
- Arm & Shoulder Rotation
- Dumbbell Overhead Press
- Egoscue Stretch
- Bodyweight Squats
- Back Squat at 55% Max, Tempo 3031
- Back Squat at 70% Max, Rest-pause for max reps
- Overhead Press at 50% of 5RM
- – Overhead Press Press 5×5
- – Bench Step-up
- – Upright Row
- – Romanian Squat
Feeling pretty worn out I had to end the workout early. It has been a while since I worked at this intensity level.