so i’m almost due to start writing my new program, and the plan WAS to go ultra heavy, low reps and some powerlifting style exercises. The only problem is I’ve been coming up with all sorts of (minor) annoying injuries, and going ultra heavy is starting to seem like a bad idea.
What I seem to have is a ganglion cyst on my left wrist, and some tendonitis on the inside of my right elbow on the forearm (medial epicondylitis, i believe). Also there’s that left shoulder stability issue i’ve had for some time as well. I’m thinking I’ve probably overdone it on forearms for the past couple of months and that is what has brought me undone.
So I’ll be having a good think about what’s best for next month. I may need to go lighter weights and higher rep ranges, but then again I might be able to choose the right exercises that won’t exacerbate the injuries.
Meanwhile, here in Melbourne we’re at the tail end of the hottest heat wave in 100 years. That, as well as picking up some extra work + other obligations at home has kept me out of the gym a little bit. Also I suspect it has stopped me eating quite as much as usual, too. On the hot days I’ve been at home, anyway. So that + losing a little bit from doing some actual cardio & continuous training before the previous blog update actually makes me feel like i’ve gotten a little skinny! I really want to get into this powerlifting style training now to try to add some thickness.
Anyway we’ll see what happens. Actually, the tendonitis in my right forearm is starting to kick in just from typing all this.