Trying to get back into the gym again. I have been out of the game for a while do to schedule and a shoulder that seems to hurt on any pressing movements. I suspect the shoulder injury is due to muscular imbalances in favor of the anterior shoulder. So, I am concentrating on heavy legs and back to try to balance out my shouulders. I am going to avoid all pressing movements until things start to feel better.
Luckily, I can do a good amount on back without any shoulder pain. Last night, I did deadlifts for the first time in months. It wasn't too bad at all. I am going to do them without straps to help the grip and overall arm strength. I worked up to about 300 lbs for a two sets of about eight reps. Today, the back feels fine. My lower back is sore and tired, but no pain.
Doing dead lifts last night, I discovered that instead of wrist straps, you can actually use paper towels on the bar to keep the hands from slipping. That is going to prove super useful in the future. I think it sucks up the moisture between the hand and the bar that usually makes gripping much more difficult.
I am tired of my out-of-shapedness. Time to get back in and do something about it.