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Gino's Log

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:37 am
by kinetic.chain
Hi all,

I just started my first day this morning. The change up from my normal routine of late afternoon lifting was a little rough on my shoulders, even with a lot of warming up, but a job change is forcing me to adjust schedules. I'm sure all things will adapt in time...

At any rate, I'm happy to have found simplefit. The routine is so simple, not easy in execution, but simple in keeping a part of the overall workout routine to a few compound movements. I'm just glad I don't have to put a lot of thought in my resistance training anymore, and still keep it tough and effective.

So back to this morning's workout...normally, I run in the mornings and leave the strength stuff to the afternoons. Man, things don't work the same in the early a.m., do they? :shock: The strength's not there, and the joint lube was a little lacking! I was a little concerned with doing dead-hang pulls that early, but things got moving as time went on. I started w/L5D1 and was able to pushout 25 rounds. My hope is to ease into the morning routine for the next couple of weeks.

Kevin, many thanks for putting this together. You've got a winner in simplefit, and thumbs up to everyone for making fitness a part of their day.


Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:25 am
by Admin


Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:04 am
by splint
Recommend shoulder dislocation exercises in the warmup to get the shoulders ready for pull-ups. Some people don't like doing them in the warm-up, only cooldown, but I like it. I workout in the morning and now what you mean. I do one set of a slow 10 reps for the warm-up after some arm swings and then I do 2-3 sets for a cool down.

Numerous pull-ups used to give me bad shoulder pain but it went away once I incorporated dislocations.

Shoulder Dislocation Exercises

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:54 am
by kinetic.chain

So I get it right...arms swings for warmup means hanging on the bar and swinging or should I take that as meaning arm rotations?


Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:15 am
by splint
Yeah, I just meant arm rotations, not hanging from the bar, getting that range of motion going. I usually start with that, then some shrugs and that seems to work getting blood to the shoulders and warming everything up.