So for the last couple of weeks I’ve been having a tingling, burning sensation in my left arm, and my arm’s frequently gone numb (especially in the morning). I finally caved & made an appointment to see my GP, but the appointment isn’t til next week.

And then today, my left rotator cuff started hurting – really hurting. I inflamed my rotator cuff last summer & needed a month off benching – please, please let this not happen again.

I have no idea if the numbness/tingling is related to the rotator cuff. I guess my GP will be able to refer me to a physio or something. 


Spiders: 3 sets of 30s, to try to loosen up my rotator cuff

Bench press: 20kg, 10 reps x 2; 30kg, 5 reps

Today’s workout was meant to be bench press to 3 boards, with chains; because of my sore shoulder, my coach decided to give me 5 board bench presses instead (to reduce the ROM & give my shoulder a break)

Bench press to 5 boards: 40kg, 3 reps; 45kg, 3 reps; 50kg, 3 reps; 52.5kg, 3 reps; 55kg, 1 rep; 57.5kg, 1 rep (on the second attempt!)

Dumbbell bench press: 10.5kg, 5 reps x 3

JM press: 20kg, 10 reps; 25kg, 10 reps; 30kg, 10 reps x 2; 35kg, 10 reps

Standing dumbbell shoulder press: 7kg, 7 reps x 3 (ouch)

Barbell shrugs: 20kg, 10 reps; 40kg, 5 reps; 45kg, 5 reps; 50kg, 3 reps x 3

Hammer curls (synchronous): 8kg, 8 reps x 3

Decline crunch: 10 reps x 3

Spiders: 2 sets of 30s

Remember kids – don’t get old & broken like me 😦