Trying to get back to swimming

Other stuff: got a head start on grading; exams are take-home and so I can grade them as they come in. 20 done, 70 to go.

I hope to make a couple of baseball games this week..tomorrow night and Wednesday night.

Workout: swimming and lifting; a tough duo.

The swimming wasn’t that much:

200 free to warm up (slow as hell, but not that painful…shoulder issues)

200 drill/swim (side kick, swim) with fins.

200 alternating 50 free, 50 pull (higher body position)

200 strokes: 6 x 25 alternating breast, free, 50 side.

200 drill/swim (side kick, swim) with fins

200: 4 x 50 on the 1:10 (about 57 each..pretty sorry)

The whole thing was 1200 yards (just under 1100 meters) and took 32 minutes. Sorry…

These were the fins I took for a spin. I like them.

Then I walked home and tried to lift.

Pull ups: 10 singles (2 sets of those) and a lot of sets of 5; enough to get 50 reps; so-so quality. I was fatigued but I’ve had worse reps

usual rotator cuff, etc.

push ups: 30, 30, 20, 20 ok

bench; 2 sets of 10 x 94, 1 set of 6 with 116 (did not feel great)

rows: 3 sets of 10 x 134

curls: 3 sets of 10 x 50

shoulder with grip bar: 10 x 70, 10 x 75 (tough), then a bizarre set where I lost power going up on rep 6 and so rested it on the safeties, switched grip, and got 5 more to finish the set.

That is kind of how it went; I found a way to get it done without reinjuring myself.

Overall, well, I am making changes with a still tender..but improving..shoulder. I’ll have a minor setback next week due to an unavoidable medical procedure (routine..once every 10 years)

The real question is to what to do about deadlifting. I wonder if my attempted 5 sets of 3 at 90 percent is too much to sustain…do I need to back off a bit and include some high handle work?

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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