POWER TOWER PUSHUPS
Weight was 220lbs. Left shoulder is always going to be the limiting factor on any chest and tricep exercise. Did these at a moderate speed. Wasn’t trying to go really fast and bang out max reps. I didn’t test range of motion between sets either. I just did another set when I felt ready. And I never went to failure on any set. Stopped most of the sets when the rep became difficult.
Did 44 total reps in 10 minutes. Not impressive by anybody’s standards – but I was still pleased because I was finally able to do a chest and tricep exercise with minimal shoulder pain! Again, not trying to break any strength records either – although I think a large portion of my training will still be with weights – not only bodyweight.
A day later I was pretty sore in the chest/shoulder tie-in area. 2 days later I was very sore. 3 days later I was as sore as the 1st day. 4 days later I’m still a tiny bit sore in my triceps. That just goes to show how little tricep and chest stimulation I’ve received in the last year.
For quick, at-a-glance record keeping purposes I’m going to bold print a short snippet that tells me what I did in each workout like this one. The grip training might be written down differently on paper but I haven’t decided yet.
POWER TOWER PUSHUPS-220BW-44 total reps in 10 minutes-average reps per minute: 4.4